The brains behind Borat and Bruno back for more

It seems the chameleonic Sacha Baron Cohen and director Larry Charles are set to team up yet again, according to a report in the LA Times.

That’s right, the dynamic duo you might know from such previously offensive and, depending on your stance, amusing films as Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan and Bruno, are back in business, hoping to score a hat-trick.

The Dictator, as the film is so-rumoured-to-be-called will apparently have Charles (whose comedy history includes producer credits on Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm as well directorial credit on 2008’s hilarious if heavy-handed documentary jibe Religulous) back in the director’s seat for what sounds like yet another spectacular comedy offense.

Cohen, who is presently working with Martin Scorsese on Hugo Cabret, will be playing both lead roles in the film: a goat herder and an overthrown foreign dictator lost in the US of A. Sound unfamiliar? That’d be because, unlike Borat and Bruno, neither of these characters has ever featured in his Ali G films or TV sketches.

A little mysterious and with no release date (as yet) The Dictator does have a distributor. Only Paramount is keeping awfully quiet for the time being… Though I’m sure it’s not a case of silencing dissent.

Discuss: Has Sacha Baron Cohen’s tyranny of comedy become tired?

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