Watch the Opening Scene of Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator'


The hype for Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest foray into satirical character creation, The Dictator, has been going on for so long that it’s hard to believe the movie’s premiere is still about three weeks away. (Remember that incident with Ryan Seacrest at the Oscars?) Thankfully, the marketing overload hasn’t managed to dampen our excitement for the film, which Baron Cohen wrote and stars in as Admiral General Aladeen, the totalitarian leader of a fictional Middle Eastern nation called Republic of Wadiya. Paramount has just released a roughly two-minute clip of The Dictator‘s opening, an introduction to Aladeen by way of a truly bonkers newsreel. Watch it after the jump, and let us know if you’ll be lining up to see the movie when it opens May 16th.

[via Deadline]