Deadline are now reporting that Baron Cohen and his production banner, Four By Two Films, have signed an exclusive three-year first-look deal with Paramount Pictures, who are distributing The Dictator in two months’ time, directed by Larry Charles, who helmed both Borat and Brüno.
Baron Cohen and the studio have simultaneously agreed to partner once more for the actor’s next original project, which means that we should have at least one more new character of Baron Cohen’s to look forward to within the next few years.
Borat came out in 2006, followed by Brüno in 2009, and now The Dictator in 2012, so perhaps whoever he’ll be bringing us next will be coming in 2015, if the trend follows. He’s also set to star in Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables adaptation this year, so he’s going to be pretty busy with more and more dramatic roles on his schedule.
We’ll next be seeing him as The Dictator on 18th May here in the UK, a week later than the US on 11th May, and then we’ll be hearing him once more as the loveable King Julien XIII in Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted later this year.
You can catch up on all our coverage of The Dictator here (including his arrival at the weekend’s Academy Awards, where he spilt what he said were the ashes of Kim Jong Il over Ryan Seacrest). It looks like it’s going to be another Baron Cohen classic.