First official shot of Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator

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Earlier this week we were treated to an on-set snap of Sacha Baron Cohen in his new film The Dictator . Now, the first official image from the film has been released.

Unveiling Cohen in his full dictator get-up, it has the actor combining a comedy wig and beard with some cool comedy shades. Or wait, are they just cool?

The Dictator has Cohen re-teaming with director Larry Charles, with whom he made both Bruno and Borat .

It's not based on a character Cohen created for The Ali G Show , though, instead taking its cue from Saddam Hussein’s book Zabibah And The King .

The plot follows a dictator who risks his life to make sure that democracy never infects his country. Ben Kingsley and Anna Faris also star.

Check out the image below...

The Dictator opens 11 May 2012.

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