Sir Ben Kingsley has joined the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy The Dictator. We previously reported three women on the short list for the female lead and now have Kingsley as a resident of the dictator's middle eastern country.
The Dictator comes from Larry Charles and Baron Cohen who created Bruno and Borat.
It is inspired by Saddam Hussein's novel "Zibabah and the King" and will feature Cohen as a goat-herder and an oppressive dictator. He finds himself completely out of his comfort zone when visiting America.
The Dictator is expected to begin shortly and is set to hit theaters in May 2012.