Release Date for Sacha Baron Cohen's THE DICTATOR Moved Forward One Week

From Paramount Pictures comes the new comedy directed by Larry Charles and starring Sacha Baron Cohen as a pompous yet oblivious Arab dictator who ventures to America for the first time.

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The Dictator tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. Directed by Larry Charles and also starring John C. Riley, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Megan Fox and Jason Mantzoukas.

The film was originally set to hit theaters on May 11th, which would have pit it against Warner Bros' Dark Shadows from director Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, but Paramount Pictures has now pushed it's theatrical debut forward one week to May 16th, 2012.