Three Actresses on The Dictator Short List

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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.

Anna Faris Considered for The Dictator
Kristen Wiig Short Listed for The Dictator
Gillian Jacobs on The Dictator Short List

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.

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Anna Faris

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Anna Faris was born in Baltimore, Maryland and studied English literature at the University of Washington. Faris' breakthrough role came in 2000, in the parody movie, Scary Movie, and then starred in all of the other Scary Movie films. In addition, Faris has also starred in The Hot Chick, Lost in Translation, Waiting..., Just Friends, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, The House Bunny, What's Your Number, and Movie 43.

Faris has also made numerous television guest appearances, including as the recurring character Erica on Friends and as herself in Entourage.

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