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First Look at Sacha Baron Cohen in Saddam Hussein-Like 'Dictator' Costume

June 10, 2011 (1:40 am) GMT
Take a look at Cohen donning a Saddam Hussein-inspired outfit, with facial hair and a pair of glasses adorning his face, for the comedy drama.

Paramount has debuted the first official photo of from "". The image, courtesy of The Huffington Post, features the 39-year-old comedian in Saddam Hussein-inspired costume complete with facial hair and a pair of glasses adorning his face.

Loosely based on "Zabibah and the King" novel written by Hussein himself, 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." The problem is, this "goat herder" has to find a new meaning in life in America.

In addition to Cohen, the comedy drama also has and Jason Mantzoukas taking the supporting roles. Larry Charles, in the meantime, serves behind the lens for the movie which is slated for May 11, 2012 release across the United States.

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