Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (opens in new tab) had a ridiculously long, silly title. The surprise sequel – which was reported on earlier this year – looks set to follow suit.
A listing for Borat 2 appeared on the Writers Guild of America (before being quickly taken down) and revealed the movie's title as Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan. After the listing appeared online, Amazon were reported to have bought streaming rights to the sequel. A release is expected before the November American Presidential election.
Collider (opens in new tab) initially reported that Borat 2 had been filmed in secret, with Sacha Baron Cohen returning as the controversial Kazakh journalist.
This time around, the fictional TV personality needs to conceal his identity while interviewing unsuspecting people. The movie was described as one insider as "Cohen playing Borat playing Cohen," while another source subsequently reached out to the publication and refuted that description. Film Stage (opens in new tab) later reported that the movie will focus on the global pandemic and put a spotlight on Donald Trump’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.
The original Borat was directed by Larry Charles, with Cohen and Jay Roach producing. It hasn't been revealed just yet if any of those key members of Borat's production beyond Cohen himself will be returning. While we wait for Borat 2, check out the best movies on Netflix and best movies on Amazon Prime.