Anna Faris, Gillian Jacobs, and Kristen Wiig are all on the short list to play the female lead in The Dictator, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
This is the latest comedy from Bruno and Borat creators Larry Charles and Sacha Baron Cohen.
The comedy calls for heavy improvisation and is inspired by Saddam Hussein's novel "Zabibah and the King." Cohen will star as both a goat-herder and an oppressive dictator.
Faris is known for her comedic roles, including House Bunny and Take Me Home Tonight. She is set to star in What's Your Number? later this year.
Wiig starred in Paul a couple months ago and will play the lead in Bridesmaids.
Jacobs is the lesser-known of the three, but she can regularly been seen on NBC's Community.
The Dictator is expected to hit theaters on May 11, 2012.