Sacha Baron Cohen trailer for ‘Borat 2’ includes prank on Pence
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s trailer for “Borat 2” released Thursday included a prank on Vice President Mike Pence while he was giving a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February.
The trailer for the sequel to his 2006 movie centers around Borat Sagdiyev’s efforts to marry his daughter off to “give to someone close to the throne,” appearing to reference the vice president.
The trailer ends with Baron Cohen in an elaborate President Trump disguise storming into CPAC as Pence is speaking while holding his co-star over his shoulder.
“Michael Pennis, I brought a girl for you,” he yells from the CPAC crowd.
At the time, media outlets reported on Baron Cohen’s appearance during Pence’s speech without knowing the comedian was the one in the costume. The website reported that “less than 10 minutes into the vice president’s remarks, a protester dressed like the president stood up near the front of the audience and began yelling about Trump and ‘white supremacy.’”
Video from CPAC showed that the crowd chanted “USA! USA!” and drowned out Baron Cohen.
Baron Cohen secretly made the film, officially titled, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery Of Prodigious Bribe To American Regime For Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan.”
The movie will release on Amazon Prime on Oct. 23, just before Election Day.
The trailer begins with Borat saying he has brought “great shame” to Kazakhstan with the first movie and is returning to the U.S. on a “secret mission.” Upon returning he keeps getting recognized, so he starts wearing various disguises.
During the movie, he “quarantines” with a group of right-wing men who say Democrats are more dangerous than the coronavirus pandemic.
IMDb lists Pence and Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani playing themselves.
The movie announcement comes after the comedian tricked some attendees of a right-wing rally in Washington state into joining in a racist singalong in June. It’s unclear if this prank is part of the movie or from a different project.
Updated on Oct. 2 at 7:33 pm.
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