Amazon has scooped up the Borat sequel, and will release it ahead of the US presidential election.
According to Deadline, the mockumentary comedy will land on Amazon Prime Video at the end of October, with the election taking place on 3 November.
The relevance of the movie being unveiled prior to the election likely relates to its reported name - Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan.
Further to the clear political intention of the film, a spoof video, narrated by Sacha Baron Cohen's hapless Kazakhstani reporter, appeared online yesterday.
Purporting to be from 'The Republic of Kazakhstan's account, it hails Donald Trump as 'a strong premier who always put America and Kazakhstan first!', as well as saying that he is 'not racist', and saying twice that he 'never had stroke'.
Watch: Sacha Baron secretly filmed ‘Borat 2’
The release of the movie on Amazon is perhaps also significant considering Trump's adversarial relationship with the company's owner, Jeff Bezos, also the owner of The Washington Post.
It emerged last month that Baron Cohen had filmed the sequel to 2006's Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan mostly in secret, and had already screened it to Hollywood executives.
Congratulation to great friend of the Kazakh people @realDonaldTrump for winning debate today! Impressive and amazing result for a strong premier who always put America and Kazakhstan first! pic.twitter.com/qLljQ8b5UU— Republic of Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 (@KazakhstanGovt) September 30, 2020
The filming only came to light after a fan spotted the British comedy star filming in Los Angeles and posted a video to TikTok.
However, Baron Cohen had seemingly been active over the summer too.
In disguise, he made an appearance at a right wing political rally in Washington in June, organised by the militia group the Washington Three Percenters, and succeeded in encouraging the crowd to sing along with a song featuring racist lyrics.
Sacha Baron Cohen infiltrated the Washington militia event in Olympia today.— Tee *55 Days Until Change*😷 Mitch (@InsideASCIF) June 28, 2020
A last-minute big donor paid to sponsor the event, and hire security & then that security kept the organizers from getting on stage to stop Cohen
"Whatcha gonna do? Chop em up like the Saudis do".
He also tried to prank interview Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani in a separate incident, Giuliani later claiming he called the police.
It's not known whether either footage will appear in the Borat sequel, or whether a second series of his show Who Is America? could be in the offing - though Cohen has previously said he isn’t planning a second series.
In it, he conducted spoof interviews with political figures like Dick Cheney, Roy Moore and Bernie Sanders.