The comedian husband of Isla Fisher has sold an untitled pitch to Paramount Pictures that follows a 007-like secret agent who goes in the run with his 'moronic soccer hooligan' brother.
Sacha Baron Cohen is ready to poke fun at another character in his next project. After parodying a Middle Eastern tyrant in "The Dictator", the British funnyman will spoof the world's most famous secret agent, James Bond, in his potential new comedy movie.
Per Variety, the man behind Oscar-nominated mockumentary "Borat" has teamed up with Phil Johnston in selling an untitled pitch to Paramount Pictures. The pitch centers on a Bond-esque agent who is forced to go in the run with his long-lost brother, who is said to be a "moronic soccer hooligan."
Paramount has yet to confirm the news, but insiders reveal that Baron Cohen's pitch has been obtained for the high six- to low seven-figure range. The Inspector Gustav depicter in "Hugo" is set to pen the script, and Variety stresses that the story is not about 007 though it bears resemblance to the iconic Ian Fleming-created spy.
Aside from this untitled Sacha Baron Cohen project, the "Bruno" actor has been attached to an untitled Freddie Mercury biopic, in which he is set to play the late Queen frontman. He will next be seen starring in Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" as villainous Monsieur Thenardier.