Outrageous comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is reportedly very picky when it comes to the roles he'll take – which is probably why the actor hasn't headlined a film since 2009's 'Bruno.' That will be changing soon, however, when shooting begins on 'The Dictator' early next year -- a 'Coming to America' styled comedy that finds SBC playing a goatherder and dictator.
Fans worried that there'll be another multi-year break before Cohen lands in front of the camera again will likely find today's news that the controversial comic is already eyeing another starring vehicle a relief.
The LA Times' '24 Frames' blog has the inside scoop on Cohen's future plans – and his potential leading role after 'The Dictator' sounds right up the performer's alley given his penchant for playing odd characters.
If things pan out, Cohen will tackle the role of racist Spanish cop Torrente. The character, created by Spanish comedian Santiago Segura, is a popular comedy action series in Segura's homeland. The franchise has already spawned three films (all have topped the Spanish box office), with a fourth on the way.
Hit the jump for more details on the Hollywood remake of 'Torrente.'