Not only are we getting a surprise sequel to Borat, it seems like the film no.2 is going to take some heavy swings at U.S. politics.
After it was reported that a sequel to Sacha Baron Cohen’s critically acclaimed 2006 flick Borat was secretly filmed and screened for “select few industry types,” it seems like we’re in for quite the rollercoaster ride this time around based on the movie’s title.
Well, even more so compared to the first film.
According to a now-removed listing on the Writer’s Guild America website (via The Film Stage), the title to Borat 2 is apparently Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan.
Yeah, let that sink in a little bit.
In addition to the title, the now-removed WGA listing also had Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer, Jena Friedman, and Lee Kern as the team of writers who worked on the project, though the deets about the director, casting, and even a distributor remain under wraps.
As for what we can expect from the film, well, details about Borat 2 are still a bit slim.
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The Film Stage reports that Borat 2 will supposedly follow a now-famous Borat as he tries to hide from the public by being someone else. Apparently Trump and Jeffrey Epstein’s relationship, the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as cameos from Mike Pence and Rudy Giuliani all figure into the main story somehow.
Beyond that, there’s not much else we know about the film. Hell, there’s a chance that the aforementioned Borat 2 title could change ahead of its release and the plot is something else entirely different to what’s been reported so best take everything with a grain of salt.
Between Sacha Baron Cohen trolling right-wingers to reprising the role of Kazakhstan’s most famous citizen in what appears to be a film exposing the ridiculousness of America (again), the final act of 2020 is shaping up to be a super strange one.
But as a certain citizen of Kazakhstan would say to this news of an unexpected Borat sequel some 14 years after the first film: Very nice!