Borat 2 picked up by Amazon; airs before Election Day

The “Borat” sequel, which star Sacha Baron Cohen shot during the pandemic, has been snapped up by Amazon Studios.

The sequel to the comedy “classic” hits late October on Amazon Prime and its subscribers in 240 countries and territories.

Says Deadline, who have the scoop on the acquisition, :

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.

The filmmakers rushed to have the film ready for Election day. Amazon are planning to bow it sometime before the end of October.

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