One-part Borat, one-part Saddam Hussein romance novel, and one-part incredibly fake beard, the first trailer for the highly anticipated new Sacha Baron Cohen movie, The Dictator, was released today. It's loosely based on Zabibah And The King, the romance novel allegedly written by former Iraqi dictator Hussein. The movie, which prominently takes place in NYC, concerns the exploits of the titular character, "who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed." Watch the trailer below.

The trailer is hit-and-miss, but it has some things in its favor, including the line, "Ahh America, the birthplace of AIDS," Megan Fox's sexual favors, and a gun-toting race at the end. The film has also roped in Ben Kingsley, cue-balled John C. Reilly, and the criminally-underrated Anna Faris. And best of all, it was written by three Seinfeld alums (Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer) and directed by another one, Larry Charles (who also helmed Sasha Cohen's other major films, Borat and Bruno).