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‘Borat’ Star Sacha Baron Cohen Filming In Queens Wednesday

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen speaks to the media. (credit: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen speaks to the media. (credit: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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By Kimberly Rae Miller

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The good people of Queens don’t often see the same kind of celebrity sighting as other New York City spots, but this week ‘Borat’ star Sacha Baron Cohen is evening the score.

According to On Location Vacations, a Web site devoted to celebrity sightings, Cohen will be shooting his upcoming film ‘The Dictator’ in Astoria on Wednesday.

‘The Dictator’ stays true to Cohen’s form of choosing controversial film projects, the book the screenplay is based, Zabibah And The King, is rumored to have been written by Saddam Hussein.

In the film, Cohen will be playing the role of a man who becomes an oppressive ruler who falls in love with a poor woman.  The film will also star Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley and Jason Mantzoukas.

There’s no green mankini this time – but keep your eyes out for a red, white, and blue track suit.  Sacha has been seen shooting around town in star-spangled running gear.