Megan Fox and John C Reilly join The Dictator

Sacha Baron Cohen adds more big names to his new comedy

Megan Fox and John C Reilly have joined The Dictator, the new comedy from Sacha Baron Cohen and Larry Charles (director of Borat and Bruno).

Not much information has been released so far about the film, but there has been a lot more real actors cast so far than Cohen’s previous comedies, suggesting this film will be more scripted than improvised.

Megan Fox and John C Reilly will be joining Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley and Jason Mantzoukas in what is shaping up to be a star-studded affair.

The basic plot is as follows:

“[Sacha] Baron Cohen plays a ruthless dictator who heads to the U.S. for a meeting at the United Nations and finds that his number two has replaced him with an unsuspecting sheepherder lookalike.

“As the dictator wanders the city, he meets the owner of an organic food store… She turns around his dictatorial thinking, and there’s a little romance in it as well.”

The Dictator opens in May 2012.

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