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Three Up for Starring Opposite Sacha Baron Cohen Imitating Foreign Accent Again


As Sacha Baron Cohen and director Larry Charles prepare their latest, The Dictator, the time has come to finally put a female presence in a Cohen-doing-a-voice movie, and it's reportedly down to three likely options. The Hollywood Reporter says Kristen Wiig, Anna Faris, and Community's Gillian Jacobs are frontrunners for the role, a part that will place them opposite either Cohen's goat herder character or his disposed title character. Comedian Jason Mantzoukas, meanwhile, is in talks to play Cohen's Middle Eastern sidekick--like Batman had, but less likely to throw nutcases into such a tizzy. Hopefully.

  • March 28, 2012
    To look at the marketing material thus far, you'd be forgiven for thinking The Dictator was entirely about Sacha Baron Cohen doing a misogynistic Triumph the Insult Comic Dog impression from beneath regalia and a fake beard (and occasionally making Ryan Seacrest cry). The movie... / Continue →
  • July 6, 2011
    As evidenced by the many wacky outfits being sighted around New York City, shooting on Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator is already well underway, but still casting on continues on the Larry Charles-directed, Saddam Hussein-inspired comedy. Curb Your Enthusiasm scene-stealer JB ... / Continue →
  • March 9, 2010
    Is Yaz Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement? Sacha Baron Cohen? A risky oral contraceptive? The U.S. name of British synth-pop band Yazoo? Bloody Disgusting sort of reveals!: Columbia Pictures is officially having conversations regarding their third entry in the Men in Bl... / Continue →
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