From Borat to Bruno to Saddam?

Sacha Baron Cohen has signed on to play Saddam Hussein in his next comedy, The Dictator, according to USA Today. Larry Charles, who directed Borat and Bruno, will also direct this film.

The movie will be based on the novel Zabibah and The King, by Saddam Hussein, a story about a dictator who risks his life to make sure that democracy will never come to his country.

The Dictator is scheduled to open in theaters May 11, 2012. —ISHITA SINGH

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