Baron Cohen to spoof James Bond?
Baron Cohen... spy comedy planned (Copyright: PA)
The 'Borat' and 'Bruno' star is said to be prepping a 'James Bond-esque' character for a forthcoming film project.
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Cohen is working with writer Phil Johnston on the project, which has been snapped up by major studio Paramount and involves a spy going on the run with his long-lost brother, 'a moronic soccer hooligan'.
It's not yet known whether Cohen will star in the film.
Johnston meanwhile wrote the Ed Helms comedy 'Cedar Rapids', and has co-written 'Nebraska', the forthcoming film from 'Sideways' director Alexander Payne.
The shadowy world of spies has long provided material for comedy, with Rowan Atkinson starring in the latest installment in the 'Johnny English' series only last year.
Next up for Baron Cohen is playing the villainous Thenadier in the big screen adaptation of 'Les Miserables', directed by Tom Hooper, the man behind 'The King's Speech'.