Paramount Pictures has released a red band trailer for The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest comedy creation as Supreme Leader Shabazz Aladeen. The trailer features a lot of new footage & follows Aladeen, a deposed dictator from the fictional country of the Republic of Wadiya. He comes to America where he loses his beard, is left unrecognisable & becomes an ordinary citizen lost with no money. The Dictator arrives May 16th. Hit the jump for the details.
Synopsis: "‘The Dictator’ reunites Sacha Baron Cohen with his ‘Borat’ and ‘Bruno’ director Larry Charles. The likes of Anna Faris, J.B. Smoove, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Fox, John C. Reilly, B.J. Novak, and Ben Kingsley co-star. ‘The Dictator’ tells the “heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.” The film is inspired by the best selling novel “Zabibah and The King” by Saddam Hussein, and is written by Sacha Baron Cohen and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ writers Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer, and David Mandel. ‘The Dictator’ is set for a May 16th release in the US and May 18th release in the UK."