It’s unclear when the film will be released on the streaming service, though sources say it will debut before the presidential election in November.
The movie — a direct sequel to Cohen’s 2006 film “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” — was secretly filmed and completed during the pandemic. Cohen was recently spotted in Los Angeles dressed in character as Borat Sagdiyev, a Kazakh journalist who was first introduced to audiences on “F2F” and “Da Ali G Show.” He also made a secret appearance in June at a political rally, where he pranked the conservative audience into singing racist song lyrics.
On Tuesday night, a Twitter account titled “The Republic of Kazakhstan” released a pro-Trump parody video, congratulating him on winning the debate against former Vice President Joe Biden before it even happened. The video, narrated by Borat, calls Trump “the greatest premier in history” and says he’s not a racist or has ever had a stroke.
Congratulation to great friend of the Kazakh people @realDonaldTrump for winning debate today! Impressive and amazing result for a strong premier who always put America and Kazakhstan first! pic.twitter.com/qLljQ8b5UU
— Republic of Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 (@KazakhstanGovt) September 30, 2020
Many of Cohen’s roles involve the actor going undercover to prank unsuspecting people into embarrassing themselves on camera. In “Borat,” he interviews unwitting Americans to get a better understanding of life, customs and humor in the U.S. of A. Most of the first movie is comprised of real encounters as Borat learns about everything from marriage and hitchhiking to the all-important “not” joke.
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The original film was a commercial hit, grossing $262 million at the box office. Cohen won the Golden Globe for his portrayal of the title character and the script was nominated for an Oscar. After the success of “Borat,” Cohen made another mockumentary, “Bruno,” based on a gay Austrian fashion journalist who also originated from “Da Ali G Show.” That movie made $138 million in ticket sales.
In Cohen’s satirical show “Who Is America,” he embodied a number of outlandish characters to trick political figures such as Bernie Sanders, Dick Cheney and Jill Stein. The acclaimed series was nominated for three Emmys and a Golden Globe.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.