Sacha Baron Cohen to Play ‘Saddam’ Inspired Leader in ‘The Dictator’

Sacha Baron Cohen’s next outrageous role is going to possibly be his most controversial one to date.

SBC will be playing a fearless dictator inspired by the late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in ‘The Dictator.’

The film will be based of a novel that is said to have been written by Hussein back in 2000 while he was still in power.

Zabibah and the King, written under Saddam’s supposed pseudonym The Author, told the story of a king who falls in love with a married commoner. It was a bestseller.

He was a writer too?  Does it get any more cocky than going by ‘The Author.’

Sounds like this movie will have a little bit more of a scripted feel to it than Borat and Bruno, but probably be just as hilarious, and bring just as many protests.

We’re going to have to wait until May 2012, though.

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