The Kidd here...
Spy spoofs riffing on the model of James Bond have been around since... well, since the cinematic debut of James Bond... and now it looks like Sacha Baron Cohen is the latest to try his hand at pulling off a successful one.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cohen, in collaboration with Phil Johnston, is penning the script for an untitled spy spoof that would have a Bond-like agent "forced to go on the run with his long-lost brother, a moronic soccer hooligan." So a spy buddy road movie...? Interesting.
Cohen is no lock to appear in the film, and he's certainly not lining himself up to play either the spy or the brother at this point, although if the scheduling works out, that could change. I'm all for Cohen doing more writing though that doesn't necessarily require his involvement to work, as I think his brand of humor is just funny.
If you're unfamiliar with Johnston, he wrote the screenplay for CEDAR RAPIDS, starring Ed Helms and John C. Reilly, and co-wrote Alexander Payne's NEBRASKA.
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