Sacha Baron Cohen had a medium success with The Dictator this summer, and now he’s thinking about what he’ll do next, as Variety reports that he’s has sold an untitled spy comedy pitch to Paramount Pictures, which parodies the James Bond franchise.
Cohen will write the screenplay with Phil Johnston (Cedar Rapids, Wreck-It Ralph), based on their pitch to the studio. The story follows an 007-like spy, who is forced to go on the lam with his long-lost, idiotic brother.
Although it isn’t confirmed that Sacha Baron Cohen will star, it seems likely that he may play the brother, a moronic soccer hooligan. Sources indicate that the untitled pitch was acquired between the high six-figure to low seven-figure range. Hopefully it’ll be good, although spoofing Bond does seem a rather stale idea.
This is the first project to come out of the actor-writer’s first-look deal with Paramount Pictures from earlier this year, although it isn’t known when it might shoot.