Louis Leterrier To Direct Sacha Baron Cohen In Spy Comedy Grimsby, Johnny Depp Prototype For Second Lead

Sacha-Baron-Cohen_0 After clueless traveler Borat, outrageous designer Bruno and, um, maybe we should just forget about The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen is tackling something perhaps a bit more grounded. He'll play a British spy in new comedy Grimsby, and Variety reports Louis Leterrier will direct him in it.

Cohen and Phil Johnston wrote the script and Cohen will play a British black ops agent who is forced to go on the run with his long-lost brother, a British soccer hooligan. The studio is looking at Johnny Depp for the brother role, though it's likely he's just a prototype and there's no indication whether he would actually take the role on himself.

The film is also described as more action oriented, hence the Leterrier pick. He did manage to make a pretty damn entertaining movie out of action/comedy Now You See Me, after all.

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