Ben Kingsley Cast In New Sacha Baron Cohen Comedy
Posted on Thu Apr 28, 2011 03:48 PM PDT

Cohen200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy is attracting big names, including Ben Kingsley and Kristen Wiig.

Variety reports that Kingsley will star in The Dictator, a new comedy, follows a dictator who risks his life to make sure that democracy never comes to his country.

Larry Charles, the director of Cohen's Borat and Bruno films, is returning for The Dictator. The script is by writers of Seinfeld.

Some big-name ladies are reportedly vying for the female lead, such as Anna Faris and Kristen Wiig, according toThe Hollywood Reporter.

The film is scheduled to hit theaters May 11, 2012.