Sacha Baron Cohen May Play Torrente


After playing characters from Kazakhstan and Austria, British comic Sacha Baron Cohen, best known for his role as Borat, may be looking towards Spain for his next character as The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the controversial comedian is looking at recreating the racist police character Torrente made famous in Spain by Santiago Segura. Set up at New Line, a script is being written by former “Seinfeld” writers Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel, who are also writing The Dictator for Cohen.

The first three movies in the popular comedy-action franchise about Jose Luis Torrente have been huge box office hits in Spain as it follows the racy police officer’s unconventional methods of finding justice even after being fired from the police force for racist conduct.

Although Cohen has shown interest, it’s still uncertain if Cohen will make that his next movie or go with one of the many other projects he’s been attached to including The Dictator for Paramount and Accidentes for Universal.