Debuted on Huffington Post (via Collider) this new pic shows Cohen in his titular role with the kind of hair/beard wig that would make Nic Cage drool. In case you’re still playing catch up, the film co-stars Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas and Anna Faris and is described as a cross between “Coming to America” and “Trading Places,” with Cohen playing both a goat herder and a deposed foreign dictator who gets lost in the United States. Kingsley will play a Middle Eastern character, with Mantzoukas slotted as a sidekick and Faris as the love interest and owner of an organic food store. And yes, the details are a bit scattershot since specifics are being kept under wraps.
Filming is underway with Larry Charles directing. “The Dictator” hits theaters on May 11, 2012. Full image below.