Sacha Baron Cohen to spoof on James Bond next

Los Angeles: After taking on Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in the film The Dictator, funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen will spoof the world's most famous secret agent, James Bond, in his potential new comedy movie.

Sacha Baron Cohen. Agencies

Cohen has teamed up with Phil Johnston in selling an untitled pitch to Paramount Pictures. The script centres on a Bond-esque agent who is forced to go in the run with his long-lost brother, who is said to be a "moronic soccer
hooligan."

Paramount has yet to confirm the news, but insiders reveal that Cohen's script has been obtained for the high six-to low seven-figure range, reported Aceshowbiz.

The Hugo actor is set to pen the script, which is not exactly about 007 though it bears resemblance to the iconic Ian Fleming-created spy.

Cohen has also been attached to an untitled Freddie Mercury biopic, in which he is set to play the late Queen frontman.

He will next be seen starring in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables as villainous Monsieur Thenardier.

PTI