Watch: The first trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat sequel
Sacha Baron Cohen is returning to the role of Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev in a new movie sequel, shot in secret over the course of the last few months.
The new Borat movie is due to debut on Amazon Prime and has unveiled its first trailer, in which we meet the character’s daughter (Irina Nowak) and a range of disguises the character is sporting to hide from those who recognise him on the street.
One scene also features him attempting to physically fight off the coronavirus while in some sort of bunker with two right-wing Americans who believe the Democrats to be more of a threat than the pandemic.
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Along with the new trailer, Amazon has unveiled some typically surprising marketing material for the sequel — featuring Cohen wearing a surgical mask in what can charitably be described as an unconventional way.
The new film is going by the rather cumbersome moniker of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, in a nod to the original film’s lengthy title.
Cohen has been spotted out and about filming in recent months, with some initial speculation that he was working on a second season of Who Is America? — his satirical series from 2018.
Borat debuted as one of Cohen’s regular characters on Da Ali G Show and made it to the big screen with Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan in 2006.
Cohen received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance, the screenplay was nominated for an Oscar and the movie spawned thousands of terrible school playground running gags for years to come.
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It earned $263m (£204m) at the global box office — Cohen’s biggest total as a leading man.
The Borat sequel is due to arrive all over the world via Amazon Prime Video on 23 October, prior to the US presidential election.
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