The handful of things we’ve seen from Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest character creation, The Dictator, have all been brilliant, and all point to a highly entertaining comedy that brings with it Baron Cohen’s usual blend of controversy.

A new French trailer has surfaced for the film, as well as a set of new images of General Aladeen (Baron Cohen) photoshopped into various meetings and photo moments, along with three new presidential portraits.

*SPOILER ALERT* I haven’t watched this new trailer myself, because it’s being described as containing an important plot spoiler, so I leave the choice up to you. I hear that it’s a brilliant new look at the film, and I’m already excited for its release from what we’ve seen so far. 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.”

And as if that doesn’t sound controversial substance enough, it’s said to be loosely based on a book thought to have been written by Saddam Hussein.

Alongside Baron Cohen, we can look forward to seeing Anna Faris, Sir Ben Kingsley, Megan Fox, John C. Reilly, and the brilliant comedian J.B. Smoove.

Larry Charles is back behind the camera after helming both Brüno and Borat, with Baron Cohen co-writing the script with former Seinfeld writers Alec Berg, David Mandel, and Jeff Schaffer, all of whom have been writing Curb Your Enthusiasm since (for which Charles is exec. producer and frequent director).

The Dictator will be released in the US on 11th May, and will then come to UK cinemas a week later on 18th May. If you’re a fan of Ali G, Borat, and/or Brüno, this will almost certainly be right up your street. Enjoy. And as usual with the new images below, you can click to enlarge.

Source: via The Playlist.