What has the power to lure the likes of Bono, Chris Martin, Madonna, Elton John, Sting, and the Village People to record on the same track? Disaster Relief? Global Warming? World Peace?
Try comic Sacha Baron Cohen, a.k.a. Borat, who is soon to be better known as Bruno, the enthusiastically-gay Austrian television reporter at the heart of Cohen’s new destined-to-offend spoof film Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Male.
According to a source quoted by UK paper The Mirror, “Sacha’s character releases a brilliantly cheesy but subversive single, ‘Dove Of Peace,’ which mocks the likes of Band Aid. It runs close to the bone but it’s all very tongue-in-cheek.”
For example, a sample lyric: “For people of Africa who live in hell / They will never wear Chanel.”
The track has reportedly already been partially recorded, with Bono and Chris Martin doing their parts in the legendary Abbey Road Studios.
“Chris Martin was in stitches throughout the recording and only just managed to get his lines out,” the source revealed.
Sting and the Village People are said to be recording their lines this weekend, with Madonna and Sir Elton John rumored to contribute at a later date.
Cohen’s new film, Bruno, is the follow-up to his 2006 smash comedy Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. The film, which is expected to premiere in the UK in July, is currently being re-edited for a U.S. release after the Motion Picture Association of America gave the initial cut a NC-17 rating.