Friday, May 24, 2024

Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat” Sequel Coming to Amazon Prime Next Month (See Fake Tweet from Republic of Kazakhstan)


Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat” sequel is coming to Amazon Prime next month, and just enough before the election to do some damage.

“Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan” is the title, and featured politicians who will be mocked include Mike Pence and Rudy Giuliani. There will be more, hopefully, and it will be hilarious torture watching them be destroyed.

Who’s not in the movie? As I reported a couple of weeks ago, Ken Davitian, who played Azamat, Borat’s sidekick in the first film, was not asked to return. It doesn’t sound like anyone from the original film is back.

Indeed, “Borat 2” sounds like it’s a big screen version of “Who is America,” the Showtime series Cohen commanded a couple of years ago, with Borat as the main character. So this will be less a fictional narrative, as “Borat” was, and more of a ‘gotcha’ kind of show.

Either way, “Borat 2” will have maximum exposure on Amazon Prime, which needs an original hit and eyes on their platform. Jeff Bezos, no fan of Donald Trump, I’m sure was instrumental in getting this film for his studio.

PS Meantime, Cohen gets kudos for his role as Abbie Hoffman in “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” coming to Netflix October 3rd. All of of October will be Sacha Baron Cohen Month on streaming. Niiiice!



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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