"Da Ali G Show" character "Bruno" movie - May 2009
Universal will release the film on May 15, 2009. So far, there are no other R-rated comedies near that date.
Like Borat, the title character of the 2006 box office hit, Bruno is one of a trio of characters created and played by Cohen in TV skein “Da Ali G Show.”
As Bruno, Cohen pretends be a flamboyant fashion and celebrity journalist from Austria who interviews unwitting members of the public who believe Bruno is a real person.
Twentieth Century Fox’s “Borat” was a box office hit, grossing $128.5 million domestically in an early November release.
U believes “Borat” made Cohen enough of a household name to open “Bruno” in the high-profile summer sesh.
Already set to open on May 15 is Sony’s “The Da Vinci Code” sequel “Angels & Demons”; a week later, on May 22, Warner Bros. opens “Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins,” while Fox unspools family comedy “Night at the Museum II: Escape From the Smithsonian.”
The first “Night at the Museum,” released over Christmas in 2006, grossed $250.9 million domestically and $323.2 million overseas.