Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' trailer debuts, mocks Kardashians
The first trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen's new film "The Dictator" hit the Web on Wednesday and included a jab at the Kardashian sisters.
"The Dictator" is set to hit theaters worldwide on May 11, 2012 and tells the story of "a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed," the studio said in a statement earlier this year.
The film stars Sacha Baron Cohen as a foreign dictator who comes to America and features cameos by John C. Reilly and Megan Fox. The trailer also featured clips of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
In the trailer, Fox is shown in bed with Baron Cohen, after which she is paid for her services with jewels and a gold watch.
"What's this, a ruby? I that a joke?" Fox asks in the trailer. "What am I, a Kardashian?"
"No, of course not. You are much less hairy," Baron Cohen replies.
"The Dictator" was reportedly inspired by the novel "Zabibah and The King" that was purportedly written by Saddam Hussein, who was executed in 2006 in Iraq after being found guilty of crimes against humanity. The book tells of an Iraqi ruler who marries a villager against her will and even rapes her, which is supposed to be symbolic of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in the early 1990s.
The movie is directed by "Seinfeld" writer Larry Charles, who helmed Baron Cohen's previous movies "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" and "Bruno."
Other stars set to appear in the film include John C. Reilly, Anna Faris and Ben Kingsley. Reilly and Baron Cohen co-starred together in "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."
The first image of Baron Cohen in the film was released in June and featured the star decked out in full military regalia.
Baron Cohen, 40, rose to fame in his native United Kingdom as the television personality Ali G. The "Borat" and "Bruno" films are based on his side characters, an overly-friendly Kahzakh reporter and a fashion expert. While in character, the comedic actor speaks with people in various locations and scenarios, often making sexual or rude remarks.
Baron Cohen also starred opposite Johnny Depp in the 2007 musical film "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."
Baron Cohen was recently cast to play Monsieur Thenardier, a comical con artist and bar owner dubbed the "Master of the House" in a new musical movie adaptation of the Broadway show "Les Miserables," according to IndieWire.com. The film also stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.
Baron Cohen married Australian actress Isla Fisher in 2010, after being engaged for nearly six years. The couple has two children, Olive, 4, and Elula, 1.