Larry Charles reunites with Sacha Baron Cohen

Working on new film The Dictator

Larry Charles has signed up to work with good buddy Sacha Baron Cohen on new film The Dictator.

Cohen has written the script in collaboration with Curb Your Enthusiasm writers Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer.

This will be the third time Charles and Cohen have worked together, after Charles directed Borat and Bruno.

Work will hopefully begin on The Dictator after Cohen has finished with Martin Scorsese’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

The project was picked up by Paramount after a bidding war with other studios, which cumulated in Paramount sending Cohen’s talent agency WME a pair of goats in Paramount shirts.

Apparently, Cohen will play two roles in The Dictator; a goat herder (presumably the reason behind Paramount’s gift), and a deposed foreign dictator who gets lost in the USA.

Expect The Dictator to arrive sometime in 2012.


 

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