By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 12, 2012 at 5:22PM
This summer Sacha Baron Cohen heads back to theaters with another new character, outrageous accent and bad haircut, but can he bring the laughs? We'll see soon with "The Dictator."
Set to open in just over a month, the film features a bizarro supporting cast, including John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley and Anna Faris in a film about a ruthless dictator who winds up living unrecognizably in Manhattan, after his beard is shaved and he's taken out of the usual military garb. He winds up working at a hippie-dippie grocery store with a strong-willed feminist, and the jokes write themselves from there. This first scene is enjoyable enough, even if a little on the nose ("Do you have assault rifles?") and isn't a gut-busting LOL, so much as a mildly amusing smirk. That said, it's only 30 seconds of the movie...
"The Dictator" opens on Wednesday, May 16th. Watch below.