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Megan Fox and John C. Reilly Cast in Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator

Megan Fox and John C. Reilly have both been cast in cameo roles in the upcoming Sacha Baron Cohen comedy ‘The Dictator,’ according to The Hollywood Reporter. Not much information has been revealed about what roles the two will be portraying in the Paramount movie that’s currently filming in New York. Fox and Reilly join fellow supporting actors Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley and Jason Mantzoukas.

‘The Dictator,’ which is set for a May 11, 2012 release, has been described as “the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.” Cohen, who is reuniting with his ‘Borat’ director Larry Charles, will play two characters, a goat herder and a overthrown foreign ruler who gets lost in America.

The movie, which was penned by ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ writers Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer, is the latest comedy role for Fox. Despite getting her big break in the first two ‘Transformers’ films, she’s turning to comedy in the upcoming ensemble comedic-drama ‘Friends With Kids,’ directed by Jennifer Westfelt and co-starring Kristen Wiig. Fox will also appear in Judd Apatow’s next movie, ‘This Is Forty,’ which begins shooting in Summer 2011.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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