Paramount sets worldwide release for May 11, 2012
Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel will produce alongside Baron Cohen, the first time Rudin and Baron Cohen have collaborated. “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” writers Berg, Schaffer and Mandel will pen the pic, which tells the story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure democracy would never come to his country. “Borat” vets Dan Mazer, Ant Hines and Peter Baynham will serve as exec producers. Todd Schulman, who also worked on “Borat” and “Bruno,” is co-producing the pic under Baron Cohen’s Four by Two Films banner. Charles, Baron Cohen and Mandel are repped by WME. Mazer, Berg and Schaffer are repped by UTA.