Well, it’s official. Borat 2 is real, it’s found a home, and it will be arriving just ahead of the Presidential election. Oooh boy.
Amazon Studios has picked up Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat sequel, which may or may not have the super-long title of Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan. The Writers Guild of America entry for it was taken down, so who knows? That could mean the list of writers, itself about a football field in length, might be off, as well.
Anyway, that’s not the point. The film will be released prior to Election Day, and given what we think we know it could serve to embarrass certain candidates with an (R) next to their names. The story is said to include the Jeffrey Epstein scandal and a certain illegal occupant of the White House’s ties with him. Pence, who can’t be happy his name is attached to this thing, and Rudy Giuliani are reportedly caught on film, with the latter even calling the police on Cohen.
Deadline adds, “Baron Cohen and cohorts flew to various parts of the U.S. and internationally to shoot the film” and says sources told them the star “had to wear a bulletproof vest on two different shooting days and on many days, there were risky and dangerous scenarios in shooting.”
Larry Charles directed the original Borat, but it’s unclear who is behind the camera for this one. There’s still a lot we don’t know, but if I were a politician who recently had a really sketchy interview with someone, I’d be concerned.