Sacha Baron Cohen hints at new Donald Trump movie

  • 06/07/2018

Sacha Baron Cohen has released a teaser trailer for what looks to be an upcoming project about Donald Trump and his now-defunct 'university'.

In the only tweet on his account, Baron Cohen posted the clip, captioned: "A message from your President @realDonaldTrump on Independence Day."

The trailer features footage from a video Trump featured in six years ago, in which he admonished Baron Cohen for a throwing 'ashes' on Ryan Seacrest at the 2012 Oscars red carpet.

Baron Cohen pulled the prank while in character to promote his then-upcoming movie, The Dictator, but Trump didn't see the funny side.

He called the comedian a "third-rate character" and labelled the publicity stunt "disgraceful."

"I only wish that he would have been punched in the face so many times, right now he'd be in a hospital," Trump says in the video.

"Go to school, learn about being funny," he continued. "You don't know shit."

The trailer then includes the titles "Sacha graduates soon", followed by the Trump University logo. Trump's for-profit real estate training program shut down in 2010 following multiple lawsuits citing fraud.

Much is unclear about the project, including which - if any - of Baron Cohen's infamous characters he might adopt this time.

Baron Cohen's hip-hop reporter persona Ali G interviewed Trump on Da Ali G Show back in 2003, where he attempted to trick the then-business mogul into investing in a fake product called "ice cream gloves".

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The comedian's 2007 box office smash Borat included a scene showing the Kazakhstani journalist character defecating outside a Trump International Hotel.

In the latest teaser however, the actor promises to return "as we've never seen him before". This could point to the debut of an entirely new identity, or perhaps implies that the mockumentary-maker may tackle Trump as himself.

Baron Cohen has deleted all other activity on his Twitter account, but his bio includes a quote from the US President.

"They should have pummelled him to the ground," it reads. "It would have been great."