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Though we've seen a good amount of footage from Larry Charles' The Dictator, the truth is that the trailers that have been released haven't actually told us much about the story. Rather than spelling out plot points, the previews have been entirely dedicated to Admiral General Aladeen - the lead character played by Sacha Baron Cohen - and the ways in which he is a fascist, power-hungry asshole. Now Paramount has released a new spot for the film and while the beginning does once again show off Aladeen's bad side, the rest actually tells us what the movie is about.
You can watch the new trailer below and see it in HD over on Apple.
I can't say that I'm too blown away by this reveal. While the trailer has the occasional funny moment, the plot about Aladeen losing his beard and being forced to live like a normal person is a story that goes back to 1881 (the year that Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper was published) if not further. The cast is filled with some great names, including Ben Kingsley and John C. Reilly, but we'll just have to wait and see if it's going to be a bright spot or a blotch on their respective filmmographies.
The Dictator will arrive in theaters on May 11th. If you wish to see more from the movie, including stills, posters, and trailers, head on over to our Blend Film Database.