Sacha Baron Cohen to star in Klown remake
It looks like Sacha Baron Cohen is doubling down on his brand of uniquely outrageous comedy as Screen Daily reports that the Borat and Bruno star will headline the Klown remake, based on theÂ 2010 Danish film, which, in turn, was based on the same countryâs long-running sitcom, âKlovn.â
Back in 2012 Danny McBride was set to remake Klown with Todd Phillips producing. The plot ofÂ that version, in similar fashion to the Danish one, would have seenÂ McBride as a man who winds up forced to bring along the 13-year-old son of his girlfriend on a bachelor party-style canoeing trip with his best friend. Debauchery ensues. A Los Angeles-set Danish sequel titled Klown ForeverÂ released last year featured Cohenâs wifeÂ Isla Fisher.
Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures will produce Klown alongside Cohen andÂ Todd Schulman under Four By Two, as well as Scott Stuber.
Cohen will hopefullyÂ make a comeback from two duds this year (The Brothers Grimsby and Alice Through the Looking Glass), and is also attached to star in a Mandrake the Magician movie for directorÂ Etan Cohen.
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