Mark Strong has joined the cast of Now You See Me helmer Louis Leterrier's spy comedy, Grimsby, Variety reports. He will play the brother of leading man Sacha Baron Cohen.
Baron Cohen and Phil Johnston wrote the film, which follows a British black ops agent (Strong) who is forced to go on the run with his long-lost brother (Baron Cohen), who is a northern English soccer hooligan. When it was first announced in August of 2012, the comedy pitch was described as a parody of the "James Bond" franchise.
No stranger to the various sides of the spy genre, Strong can be seen coming up in both Matthew Vaughn's comic book actioner, The Secret Service, as well as the real-life espionage tale, The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing.