Baron Cohen to spoof James Bond?

Ben Arnold
Yahoo UK Movies News7 August 2012

Sacha Baron Cohen's next spoof target is reportedly the world of espionage.

The 'Borat' and 'Bruno' star is said to be prepping a 'James Bond-esque' character for a forthcoming film project.

[Related story: Palestinian grocer settles over Bruno 'terrorist' claims]

Cohen is working with writer Phil Johnston on the project, which has been snapped up by major studio Paramount and involves a spy going on the run with his long-lost brother, 'a moronic soccer hooligan'.

It's not yet known whether Cohen will star in the film.

Johnston meanwhile wrote the Ed Helms comedy 'Cedar Rapids', and has co-written 'Nebraska', the forthcoming film from 'Sideways' director Alexander Payne.

The shadowy world of spies has long provided material for comedy, with Rowan Atkinson starring in the latest installment in the 'Johnny English' series only last year.

Next up for Baron Cohen is playing the villainous Thenadier in the big screen adaptation of 'Les Miserables', directed by Tom Hooper, the man behind 'The King's Speech'.

Try an award winning, multi-tasking cleanser.

Is your skin tired? Revitalize with Purity Made Simple. Gently cleanse and refresh in one simple step to get that clean and natural pure skin feel.

Try This Soup, You Must.

Find Yoda and all your favorite Star Wars characters on Campbell's soup cans in a store near you!

Delta Reserve Credit Card

Earn Miles and MQMs with Miles Boost™. Learn More. Terms Apply.

Always be trading with every possible advantage.

Trade Stocks & ETFs. Get exclusive tools. And pay $7.95 for online U.S. equity trades—less than TD Ameritrade, Schwab, and E*Trade. Open an account.

An Exceptional Lifestyle in North Stafford, VA

The ONLY new townhomes in Stafford’s most desirable community, where the amenities and location = a terrific lifestyle. From the upper $200s.

It’s time to start working with a real work phone

The Galaxy S7 edge lets you work faster and smarter with expandable storage, edge panels, and water and dustproof certification.