Borat Is Back

Sequel to 2006 Sacha Baron Cohen film will be out before Election Day
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 30, 2020 3:15 AM CDT
Borat Is Back
In this Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, file photo, actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives in character as Borat for the film premiere of "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Borat is back. Sacha Baron Cohen has filmed a sequel to his 2006 film Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan that Amazon plans to release before the election. The streaming giant confirmed Tuesday that it has acquired worldwide rights to the film, the AP reports. It's reportedly titled: Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan. Reports have steadily accumulated about the project throughout the summer as it was filmed in secret during the pandemic.

In June, Cohen appeared at a far-right rally in Olympia, Wash., posing as a sponsor of the event. He led the crowd in a racially charged singalong. In early July, Rudy Giuliani called the police on Cohen after an interview in which Cohen emerged in character. Giuliani told Page Six: “This guy comes running in wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit. It was a pink bikini, with lace.” 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.

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