Ian McShane & More Head To Grimsby

David Harewood, Gabourey Sidibe & Johnny Vegas join the cast


by James White |
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Sacha Baron Cohen has already recruited one talented type to co-star alongside him in his new spy spoof Grimsby, with Mark Strong aboard. He has now rounded up a few more people to join the cast, adding Ian McShane, David Harewood, Gabourey Sidibe and Johnny Vegas{ =nofollow}. It’s an eclectic bunch, we’ll give him that.

Grimsby, which Baron Cohen wrote with regular collaborators Phil Johnston and Peter Baynham, finds Strong playing a dedicated British operative who has to go on the run and reluctantly teams up with his idiot footie hooligan brother (Baron Cohen).

As of right now, we don’t know how the new arrivals fit into the story, but dare we hope that McShane might be lending a little of Al Swearengen’s foul mouth to the role of a villain? **Now You See Me **director Louis Leterrier is on hand to make sure things blow up and cars race down streets in the correct order.

McShane will next be seen in Hercules alongside Dwayne Johnson, with the film due on July 25. Harewood has Paul Haggis’ Third Person set to arrive later this year. Sidibe has a few films awaiting release, including** White Bird In A Blizzard** and Life Partners, while Vegas voiced Abu in The Harry Hill Movie and makes occasional appearances in Chris O’Dowd’s show Moone Boy.

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