Borat – well, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan to be precise – was never a film we expected to get a sequel, seeing as everyone and their mum knew that the reporter was a Sacha Baron Cohen character.
But earlier this month, it was reported that the actor had secretly filmed a follow-up film during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and that it had been screened for a few select people in the industry.
Now, it's being reported by Deadline that Amazon Studios has snapped up the rights for the worldwide release of the film, and that it will be out before the end of October.
Specifically, it seems Baron Cohen wants the film out before the upcoming election day in the US (November 3). A lot of the movie was shot across the pond, and it looks like it will tread similar ground to his 2018 TV series Who is America? (in which he got an American public figure to admit they would want to give 3-year-olds firearms).
Apparently, the filming for the new movie got pretty dicey at times, with Baron Cohen having to wear a bulletproof vest on two different days.
Borat, as a character, may have slipped from public consciousness enough for the actor to film a sequel in secret and without the subjects seeing through the disguise, but in 2017 some fans went to Kazakhstan and wore mankinis... and got arrested for it.
Sacha Baron Cohen responded to the arrests and said that he would paid their fines.
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