Sacha Baron Cohen Plans Paramount Spy Comedy


Sacha Baron Cohen, who worked with the studio earlier this year in The Dictator, has sold a comedy pitch to Paramount Pictures that parodies the “James Bond” franchise. Variety has the news, saying that the pitch arrives from both Cohen and Phil Johnston (Cedar Rapids, Wreck-It Ralph).

Still without a title, the plot follows a secret agent who learns that he has a long-lost brother, a dimwitted soccer fan, with whom he must team up.

There’s no guarantee that Cohen is planning to star, but it’s very likely that he’ll take on one (or both) role(s).

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