Sacha Baron Cohen

'Alice in Wonderland 2' Ready to Send Sacha Baron Cohen 'Through the Looking Glass'

by Nick Romano January 22, 2014 @ 8:29 AM
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Fans of Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland,' starring Mia Wasikowska as the lead heroine and Johnny Depp as the eccentric Mad Hatter, now have 'Alice in Wonderland 2' to look forward to on May 27, 2016. The sequel will take Alice on another trippy adventure, and this time she could have to deal with the likes of Sacha Baron Cohen.

Sacha Baron Cohen's Bond-Style Spy Spoof, 'Grimsby,' Hires a Director

by Britt Hayes December 3, 2013 @ 12:12 PM
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As previously reported, Sacha Baron Cohen has been working on a James Bond-style spy spoof over at Paramount, and today we're pleased to relay that the project not only has a title, but a director as well. 'Now You See Me' helmer Louis Leterrier has been chosen to tackle this not-so-top-secret and -- judging by the talent involved -- hopefully very hilarious upcoming new job.

'Skyfall' Star Ben Whishaw Is Queen's Top Pick to Play Freddie Mercury

by Nick Romano October 21, 2013 @ 10:45 AM
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Sacha Baron Cohen dropped out, Daniel Radcliffe was never in talks, so who's next in line to take Freddie Mercury's crown in the upcoming biopic? The band Queen, who's been behind the film every step of the way, has their pick; if everything works out, we could see 'Skyfall' star Ben Whishaw take the lead.

'Anchorman 2' Photos: Prepare for Another Newsmen Street Rumble!

by Nick Romano May 7, 2013 @ 2:30 PM
Doesn't it seem like 'Anchorman 2' features everyone and their moms in some cameo or another? Recently it was revealed that Liam Neeson, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have joined the already celeb-filled cast and now we know the reason for all this star power. Let's just say, get ready to rumble -- newsmen style.

'Les Miserables' Director to Lead Sacha Baron Cohen's Freddie Mercury Biopic?

by Mike Sampson March 15, 2013 @ 8:23 AM
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Sacha Baron Cohen has been attached to star in a biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury for many years now but the project may finally be headed to the big screen. Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper, who worked with Cohen on 'Les Miserables,' is attached to direct the film, which could begin production later this year.

Sacha Baron Cohen is Developing 'The Lesbian' and it Will Probably Be Offensive

by Britt Hayes October 4, 2012 @ 7:00 PM
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Sacha Baron Cohen has made a living with spoofing various cultures, races, sexualities, and anything that has a mouth and breathes. His next subject: 'The Lesbian,' a comedy project for Paramount. Paramount and Cohen have spun the wheel of people to offend -- where did they land this time?

Sacha Baron Cohen to Make 'Bond'-Style Spy Spoof at Paramount

by Britt Hayes August 6, 2012 @ 3:00 PM
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Sacha Baron Cohen isn't content to let James Bond have all the spy fun. The actor, comedian and writer has just sold a new script to Paramount -- a spy spoof that, if Cohen's previous work is any indicator, seems to be just as ridiculous as 'Borat' and 'Bruno.'

'The Dictator' Review

by Jordan Hoffman May 11, 2012 @ 12:01 PM
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Sacha Baron Cohen and 'The Dictator' pitch a wide tent. He's got Megan Fox gags for the 'US Weekly' crowd and sex acts with decapitated heads for those who think John Waters' early films are not subversive enough. He maliciously exaggerates Middle Eastern cultural stereotypes for viewers of Fox News, then slips in anti-Western imperialist sentiment for Democracy Now! donors.
This all reaches a dizzying spin when Anna Faris, head of a vegan food co-op in Brooklyn, shouts that the NYPD are fascists, and Cohen's General Aladeen pipes in with Groucho-esque timing, “yeah, and not the GOOD kind!”
This is one of my favorite jokes in the film because it is indicative of 'The Dictator's' all-over-the-place political point of view. It wants to have its labneh and eat it too and, by and large, it succeeds – but from a comedy perspective only. As an 83-minute collection of gags it is quite remarkable. As a “movie” with actual plot and character, it makes 'MacGruber' look like 'The King's Speech.'