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Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' (First Look)

The Paramount Pictures project is loosely based on the novel "Zabibah and the King" - by Saddam Hussein.

The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen
Paramount

 

Paramount Pictures has released the first images of Sacha Baron Cohen as The Dictator.

The film, due out May 11, 2012, 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 studio said earlier this year.

It is inspired by the novel Zabibah and The King by Saddam Hussein.

Producing alongside Baron Cohen are Scott Rudin, Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel.