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Megan Fox to Star Alongside Cohen in 'The Dictator'

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Jun 21, 2011 | 3:04pm EDT

ALTThe same day news broke that Steven Spielberg fired Megan Fox from the Transformers franchise because of her comparison of Michael Bay to Adolf Hitler, she has signed on star in The Dictator alongside Sacha Baron Cohen. Jewish!

The Hollywood Reporter is, uh, reporting that Fox's role will be along the lines of a cameo. It also says that John C. Reilly will appear in the same capacity, joining already announced co-stars Ben Kinglsey and Anna Faris in the typically secretive collaboration between Cohen and director Larry Charles (Seinfeld, Borat).

Fox has been far from unemployed since her Spielberg-imposed sabbatical, though: She has already shot the dramedy Friends With Kids, directed by Jon Hamm's longtime real-life lady friend Jennifer Westfeldt, and she recently signed up for Judd Apatow's next project, This Is Forty. Plus, she recently renewed her wedding vows with Brian Austin Green. Take that, Spielberg!

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