Sacha Baron Cohen is playing Saddam Hussein in 'The Dictator'

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tbd-sachabaroncohen012411.jpgThe lives lost and circumstances surrounding the Iraq War deserve a serious and piercing portrayal of the target of that conflict, Saddam Hussein. So who better to portray such a vengeful and controversial figure than the guy who played Borat?

Sacha Baron Cohen will star in and co-write The Dictator, a 2012 release inspired by a book the former Iraqi leader himself wrote, titled Zabibah and The King, the AP reports. Hey, the world really is going to end next year!


"The film 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," Paramount said in a press release. Ooooooh, it's a jokey kinda dictator movie. Oh, well, then they got the right guy.

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