‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’: Read The Screenplay That Put Sacha Baron Cohen Back In The Borat Business

‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’: Read The Screenplay That Put Sacha Baron Cohen Back In The Borat Business
Exclusive: Sacha Baron Cohen had no plans to make another Borat movie after the success of 2006’s Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, which broke the satire mold (and the bank) and made Baron Cohen’s intrepid journalist Borat Sagdiyev far too popular to pull off a sequel.

Then came Donald Trump and everything changed, and with Covid-19 it changed again. The result was Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, which the filmmaking team sped to complete and Amazon Studios rushed up ahead of the November 3 U.S. presidential elections.

The Jason Woliner-directed pic made its deadline and has been gaining awards buzz ever since, especially for breakout co-star Maria Balakova who plays Borat’s daughter Tutar. It’s up for three Golden Globes on Sunday.

“This film was conceived the day after the 2018 midterm elections,
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