Sacha Baron Cohen's next film: The Dictator, inspired by the book Zabiba and the King by Saddam Hussein will be directed Larry Charles and produced by Scott Rudin with a release date: May 11, 2012. The film is described as:
"The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed."
Which will be a loose adaptation so to say of Hussein's book which Empire describes as:
"A romance novel set in 8th century Tikrit, the book's heroine Zabiba, a commoner who is harshly treated and raped by her evil husband. The hero is the country's King 'Arab, who forms a platonic but deeply felt love affair with the wise young woman. Cue plots against the throne, uprisings of the population and heroic self-sacrifice all over the place."
I dont know, I haven't read Zabiba and the King but if there are still people out there making gems like Casper the friendly Ghost reboots then there is room for Saddam Hussein.