Sacha Baron Cohen is prepping his third movie with director Larry Charles, who helmed both Borat and Bruno. It’ll be called The Dictator, and in it Cohen will reportedly play both a goat herder and a deposed foreign dictator who gets lost in the United States. It’s written by Cohen and Curb Your Enthusiasm writers Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel.
It’s not clear if this is going to be a more straightforward scripted affair or another mockumentary like his last two. But the title and the plot make it sound like somewhat of an homage to Chaplin’s classic The Great Dictator. We’ll see if that’s intentional or not.