Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Create A Short Film
With the BFI & O2
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Empire Podcast 177: Ron Perlman, Tom Hardy and Brian Helgeland
We won't lie, things get pretty Kray Kray
Ron Perlman Talks Hellboy III
Exclusive: 'He has to take down civilisation...'
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys Offer New Clues To The Film
And Kylo Ren talks at last...
Straight Outta Compton Sequel To Focus On Death Row Records
Producer L. Leigh Savidge adapting his documentary
Andrea Riseborough Signs Up For Bloodline
Joining John Leguizamo as another new cast regular
Selena Gomez Set For Bad Neighbours 2
Playing Chloe Grace Moretz's sorority rival
Stephen Rider Joins Daredevil Season 2
Playing District Attorney Blake Tower
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
15 August 2015
First Look At Alice Through The Looking Glass
And Pete's Dragon
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Imitation Game (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Now You See Me (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Mark Strong Heads To Grimsby
He's joining Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy

24 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Mark-Strong-To-Visit-Grimsby

Mark Strong has played both heroes and villains and we know he can be funny when it counts. For his next trick, he’s going to have to put up with a rowdy Sacha Baron Cohen, joining the cast of Grimsby.

With a script from Cohen, Phil Johnston and Peter Baynham, the new comedy finds a top-notch British secret agent (Strong) forced to go on the lam with his long-lost, loud-mouthed brother (Cohen), a football hooligan who hails from… well, you can work that out from the title. Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier will be bringing his action background to the film, which will be more along the lines of The Dictator than Cohen’s ambush-style comedy of Borat and Bruno.

Sony is backing this one, working alongside Nira Park and Big Talk productions, but there’s no word on an exact start date yet.

Strong, who was last seen in Welcome To The Punch, will crop up in Turing tale The Imitation Game, drama Before I Go To Sleep and Matthew Vaughn’s latest dip into Mark Millar’s canon, The Secret Service, because some things are traditions that must be upheld. We hope Strong escapes the Cohen experience unscathed and with his dignity intact. It may be his tougest challenge yet.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Disney Invites You To A Feast
With a pic and concept for the Mouse House's new short
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

Your Comments

"Lois"?
Unless Leterrier has had a sex change operation recently, I'm certain he's still going by "Louis". More

Posted by balkaster at 23:26 on 24 April 2014 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets The Stars Of Me And Earl And The Dying Girl
On the Sundance smash, bedroom posters and Nick Offerman

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)