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Sacha Baron Cohen in Saddam Hussein's getup

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Published: Friday, June 10, 2011, 16:59 [IST]

Sacha Baron Cohen appears in the getup of Saddam Hussein in his upcoming movie The Dictator. The first official photo of the comedy drama, which has been released online by Paramount Pictures, features the 39-year-old comedian in Saddam-inspired outfit. The poster shows facial hair and a pair of glasses adorning his face.

Sacha Baron's The Dictator is loosely based on Saddam Hussein's novel 'Zabibah and the King'. The film deals with the heroic story of a dictator, who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. Sacha Baron Cohen is said to be playing the dictator, while Ben Kingsley, Anna Faris and Jason Mantzoukas appear in other important roles.

The Dictator is being directed by Larry Charles and produced by Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer. According to film critics, this goat herder has to find a new meaning in life in America. However, the movie is scheduled to release on 11 May 2012.

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