Sacha Baron Cohen Secretly Shot A “Borat” Sequel Which Will Premiere Next Month

September 30, 2020 / Posted by:

If last night’s presidential debates proved anything (other than that we’re all fucking doomed), it’s that we are definitely living in a post-Borat society with a sitting president who is 100% certified un-gotchable. People are just out here saying the inside stuff out loud anyway, no need for Sacha Baron Cohen to trick them into it. However, according to Deadline, SBC has been covertly filming a sequel to his 2006 film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, which will premiere on Amazon Prime sometime in late October. SBC hustled to get the movie done before the election, and used last night’s debate as a PR stunt, tweeting a video from an account purporting to belong to the government of Kazakhstan, praising Donald Trump. Trump has not yet retweeted it as of this writing.

Deadline reports that Borat 2020 was the first movie to be filmed and completed since the global COVID-19 lockdowns. That means his surprise appearance at that right-wing militia rally in Olympia, Washington back in June was most likely for the movie.

The Borat sequel was the first movie made during the COVID-19 shutdown, shot surreptitiously as quickly as coronavirus shooting restrictions were eased, and unions were in agreement on a return to shooting. When that happened, Baron Cohen and his team were filming the movie the next day with a minimal crew.

Baron Cohen and cohorts flew to various parts of the U.S. and internationally to shoot the film. As he did on the first Borat, the follow-up film Brüno, and his Showtime summer series Who Is America, Baron Cohen risked his life multiple times to shoot the scenes in this film. Indeed, I’m told by sources that he had to wear a bulletproof vest on two different shooting days and on many days, there were risky and dangerous scenarios in shooting. Baron Cohen managed to do a good job keeping the film under wraps, though word of it has leaked a bit after it wrapped and CAA Media Finance showed it to buyers and set the distribution deal.

As for the Kazakhstani Twitter account, that went online on September 27th. Up until last night’s debate, it was tweeting innocuous things like weather updates and general information about various ministries and governmental goings-on.

But it’s only a matter of time now before the actual Kazakh government asks Twitter to shut that shit down considering they were none too pleased about Borat back in 2006. Until then, here’s SBC’s contribution to the noise.

Shit, this is barely relevant now and it only happened last night. Who knows what we’ll think is funny by the time October comes around. The way this year’s been going, we might be all “remember that time Trump bit the head off a live chicken at the second debate and Joe Biden literally shit himself? LOL LOL LOL!


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