Actor Sacha Baron Cohen is returning as the controversial character he played in the 2006 film “Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.” The original film, written and produced by Cohen, follows the titular character, a Kazakh television personality, as he explores America.
Amazon plans to release the film before the 2020 presidential election.
The streaming giant confirmed Tuesday that it has acquired worldwide rights to the film. It’s reportedly titled: “Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan.”
Sacha Baron Cohen stars as Borat.
Reports have steadily accumulated about the project throughout the summer as it was filmed in secret during the pandemic.
Cohen originated the character of Borat Sagdiyev, a fictional Kazakh journalist, on his series “Da Ali G Show.”
The 2006 film, directed by Larry Charles, grossed $262 million worldwide and was nominated for best adapted screenplay at the 79th Academy Awards.
Cohen ended up winning the 2007 Golden Globe award for best actor in a musical or comedy.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.