Sacha Baron Cohen is reuniting with Borat and Bruno director Larry Charles to bring us a comedy inspired by the best seller Zabibah and the King, popular in Iraq due to its author being Saddam Hussein. Yeah…

Paramount Pictures were keen to tell us that the 11th of May 2012 will be the day we’ll all be able to enjoy the film, which has many of the Borat and Bruno creative team behind it.

Here’s how they are selling it,

The film tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

It’s an odd move, but it could see a curious twelvemonth during which the rising star of Sacha Baron Cohen pulling on biopic trousers as Freddie Mercury as well as this intriguing new tale.

The modern Oracle Wikipedia has this as the book’s cover.

I’d buy that for a dinar.