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Borat 2 star Maria Bakalova lands role in new horror movie

Susannah Alexander
·2-min read
Photo credit: IngleDodd Media - Getty Images
Photo credit: IngleDodd Media - Getty Images

Borat 2 star Maria Bakalova has lined up her next role, with the Academy Award-nominated actress set to star in new thriller Bodies, Bodies, Bodies.

Deadline reports that Bakalova, who shot to fame after starring as the daughter of Sacha Baron Cohen's character Borat in last year's comedy sequel, will lead the cast alongside The Hate U Give and The Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg.

The Suicide Squad and The King of Staten Island actor Pete Davidson and Industry star Myha'la Herrold are also reported to be joining the cast.

Photo credit: Amazon Prime
Photo credit: Amazon Prime

Related: Borat 2's most shocking moments – did they really happen?

Although no plot details have yet been revealed, Deadline reports that the project is planned to be a "secret slasher film". It is due to be directed by Dutch writer, director and actress Halina Reijn.

Bakalova's role as Borat's daughter Tutar Sagdiyev in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm has earned her a number of awards nominations, including Best Supporting Actress at the 2021 Academy Awards and BAFTA Film Awards.

The breakout star recently praised Sacha Baron Cohen for using his movies to make a statement about the world, calling Borat 2 a "riot against misogyny".

"I think that Sacha as an artist is doing a revolution through his art. I can say that probably, how I see him, he's trying to make the world a better place," she said.

Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images
Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images

Related: Borat 2's Maria Bakalova reveals surprising scene she found "very hard" to film

She went on to praise the messages that the movie conveys, saying: "There are a lot of messages that I stand up against. We need these reactions. We need this stigma to be over. I think it's important. We're living in the 21st century, but unfortunately, there are a lot of places in the world that these issues are still existing and why?

"We are all human, we're equal, we are women but somehow, we're still subjugated by the patriarchy. It's time to, step by step, make a difference, I hope."

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is available to watch now on Amazon Prime Video.

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