According to Paramount Pictures, The Dictator is the story of "a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. It is inspired by the best selling novel Zabibah and The King by Saddam Hussein."
Sacha Baron Cohen's producing the film and co-writing the screenplay with Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel.
Borat was well received by critics (for the most part) and audiences, earning $260 million worldwide before exiting theaters. Cohen picked up Oscar and Writers Guild nominations for his screenplay, and won the Golden Globe for his performance in that film. His follow-up, Bruno (not a sequel), didn't fare quite as well. Bruno rung up $138 million and the reviews were mixed.
Cohen's currently working on Martin Scorsese's Hugo Cabret set to hit theaters on December 9, 2011.