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Megan Fox and John C. Reilly are making cameos in Paramount’s The Dictator, the latest Sacha Baron Cohen comedy currently in production in New York with Borat director Larry Charles at the helm.
The movie has been 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.” Cohen is said to play dual roles of a goat herder and a deposed foreign ruler who gets lost in the U.S.
Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley and Jason Mantzoukas are also in the movie, set for release May 11, 2012.
The Fox and Reilly roles are being kept under wraps.
For Fox, the part continues her entry into the comedy world. The Transformers star, who is the only actress in the top 20 of Facebook fan pages with more than 26 million followers, has made a shift away from the action world, recently shooting the ensemble comedic drama Friends With Kids, directed by Jennifer Westfelt and starring Kristen Wiig and Adam Scott, and booking a role in Judd Apatow’s latest project, This Is Forty, which shoots this summer.
Reilly recently co-starred in the indie comedy Cedar Rapids and the Cannes drama We Need to Talk About Kevin, which is expected to be a player during Oscar season. The actor will be heard next year as part of the voice cast of Disney’s animated feature Wreck-It Ralph.
Fox is repped by ICM and attorney Deborah Klein. Reilly is repped by WME and Framework Entertainment.
Paramount declined to comment.
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