Inspired by the novel “Zabibah and The King” by Saddam Hussein, The Dictator tells the story of dictator Admiral General Alladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) who risks his life to ensure that democracy never comes to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
The film also stars Ben Kingsley, Megan Fox and Anna Faris.
Producing alongside Baron Cohen are Scott Rudin, Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer, and David Mandel. The project marks the first collaboration for Rudin (“The Social Network,” “True Grit”) and Baron Cohen, while Berg, Schaffer and Mandel (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) join him as screenwriters on the movie.
The movie is the latest collaboration between Baron Cohen and Charles, who previously worked together on “Borat” as well as “Bruno”. Dan Mazer (“Borat” “Bruno”), Ant Hines (“Borat” “Bruno”) and Peter Baynham (“Borat”) will serve as executive producers, reuniting the rest of the Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe winning “Borat” team. Todd Schulman (“Borat” “Bruno”) is co-producing under Baron Cohen’s Four By Two Films banner.
The Dictator is set for release on May 16th.