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Friday
Jul202012

Sacha Baron Cohen Settles 'Terrorist' Lawsuit

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A Palestinian man who sued Sacha Baron Cohen and others after he was labeled a terrorist in the comic actor’s 2009 movie Bruno, has settled his $110 million lawsuit, the New York Post reports.

Ayman Abu Aita claims he was duped into being interviewed by Cohen’s character and never signed a release.  In the film, abu Aita is described as a “terrorist group leader.”  In court papers, abu Aita said the movie resulted in death threats and a “lose of reputation."

The lawsuit also involved actor Jonah Hill, who was a co-producer of the film, and David Letterman, who aired a scene from Bruno featuring abu Aita on his CBS late show.  Details of the settlement are confidential.

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Sunday
Jan232011

Sacha Baron Cohen to Star in Saddam Hussein Parody Movie

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images for MTV(LOS ANGELES) – Sacha Baron Cohen, star of the popular and controversial movies Borat and Brüno, will be returning to the big screen in a starring role in 2012. Cohen’s new movie, The Dictator, is an adaptation of Zabibah and The King, a ghost written book published in 2000 about a dictator and his people.

The film will be released by Paramount Pictures, which says the movie is "the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed." Larry Charles, who directed both Borat and Brüno, will direct this movie as well.

Cohen, 39, received much criticism for Borat, which parodied local townspeople in Kazakhstan without them realizing they were in a movie.

Paramount has set an expected release date of May 2012.

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