According to an exclusive report from the LA Times, Charles is attached to direct 'The Dictator,' Cohen's next comedy. As first reported by Film Junk, the film will feature two characters played by Cohen -- a "goat herder and a 'deposed foreign dictator who gets lost in the United States'" -- and he will begin working on it after he finishes Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo Cabret.'
At first glance, the reunion makes sense. After all, their first collaboration -- 2006's 'Borat' -- was a huge success, earning over $128 million, domestically, and a surprise Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Sure, lawsuits followed, but most seemed to agree that 'Borat' was, if anything, hilarious.
The same couldn't be said of their follow-up collaboration, 'Bruno.' The film, based on another one of Cohen's characters from 'Da Ali G Show,' wasn't as well-received by critics or audiences, and took in only $60 million at the box office. By then, Cohen's act appeared to be running dry.
Which leads us to ask: Given 'Bruno's' underwhelming performance, is it even worth having Charles reteam with Cohen? Or is it time for Cohen to lay off the comedy and focus on other ventures, like 'Hugo Cabret' or his brief turn in Tim Burton's 'Sweeney Todd'?
We're leaning towards the latter, but we'll leave the decision to you, dear readers. Post your own thoughts on this potential collaboration in the comments below.