Pair will team for “semi-scripted” comedy…

Larry Charles (‘Borat,’ ‘The Dictator,’ ‘Brüno’) has signed on to direct Nicolas Cage in the satirical comedy ‘Army of One.’

‘Army of One’ is a “loose retelling” of Chris Heath’s GQ article about Colorado construction worker Gary Faulkner who, armed with a pistol and a samurai sword, attempted to sneak into Afghanistan and Pakistan numerous times to locate the elusive Osama Bin Laden.

Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph (‘Draft Day’) penned the comedy; however, Charles is believed to be using the same semi-improvised style as his collaborations with Sacha Baron Cohen.

Filming is scheduled to kick off by the end of March with Condé Nast Entertainment’s Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler producing alongside Emile Gladstone at Emile Gladstone Productions and Endgame Entertainment’s James D. Stern. Julie Goldstein and Lucas Smith will be overseeing development for Endgame Entertainment.