New Baron Cohen inspired by book by Saddam Hussein

Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy is inspired by the best selling novel 'Zabibah and The King' by Saddam Hussein, it has been revealed.

Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy is inspired by the best selling novel 'Zabibah and The King' by Saddam Hussein, it has been revealed.

'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 will be released worldwide on May 11, 2012, it was announced today.

Larry Charles, who also directed previous Baron Cohen films 'Borat' and 'Bruno' will be behind the camera.

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.

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