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Curb Your Enthusiasm’s J.B. Smoove Joins The Dictator

Curb Your Enthusiasm's J.B. Smoove has been cast in Sasha Baron Cohen's upcoming comedy The Dictator, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Smoove, who returns to Curb this month, will play the Dictator character "Usher," but that's all we know so far. The movie's details are tightly guarded, but it tells the story of a despot who, according to a press release, "risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed." It's unclear if "Usher" has any relation to the R&B singer, but a rendition of "My Way" would seem appropriate in this movie. [THR]

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