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Sacha Baron Cohen Writing Bond Spoof
Alongside Cedar Rapids' Phil Johnston

07 August 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: THR

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Sacha Baron Cohen Writing Bond Spoof

James Bond's gadgets, girls and spying skills have been parodied many times before, but that's not stopping Borat alter-ego Sacha Baron Cohen from writing yet another 007-skewering script.

Working with Cedar Rapids scribe Phil Johnston, Paramount has commissioned the screenplay around the idea of a British superspy “...forced to go on the run with his long-lost brother, a moronic soccer hooligan” – From Russia With Nick Love? Danny Dyer 'Nother Day? – which may or may not see Baron Cohen starring, depending on his schedule. 

Following in the footsteps of In Like Flint, Get Smart, Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery, Spy Hard, Carry On Spying and many, many more, it's a well-mined vein of comedy gold, but with Baron Cohen at the wheel, it's a safe bet this one won't be as pedestrian as, say, Johnny English Reborn.

Incidentally, Johnston has also written a few words for Disney's upcoming video game family feature, Wreck-It Ralph, as well as Alexander Payne's latest film, Nebraska.

Baron Cohen and Johnston's as-yet unnamed spy spoof has no earmarked release date.

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