Mark Strong to Play Sacha Baron Cohen’s Secret Agent Brother in ‘Grimsby’

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Mark Strong is in negotiations to play the suave secret agent brother of Sacha Baron Cohen in Sony’s spy action comedy “Grimsby.”

Louis Leterrier is directing the pic, which follows a British Black Ops agent who is forced to go on the run with his long-lost brother, an English soccer hooligan.

Baron Cohen will produce through his Four by Two banner along with Eric Fellner of Working Title and Nira Park of Big Talk Productions.

The pic was originally set up at Paramount, where Baron Cohen and Phil Johnston sold the film as a pitch, but moved to Sony in February. Plan is to have the film in production by this summer with a U.S. release scheduled for July 31, 2015.

Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston and Peter Baynham co-wrote the script.

Strong is currently on stage at London’s Young Vic in “A View From the Bridge” and can be seen next on-screen in the Weinstein’s “The Imitation Game” starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

He is repped by CAA Markham Froggatt & Irwin in the UK.

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  1. I find Mark Strong very attractive and a great character Actor :-) I miss him he starred in 1 season of AMC Police Drama last year I could always watch him in Zero Dark Thirty Great Film about Capture of Bin Laden!!!!!

  2. robRmh says:

    I really like Mark Strong, he would make a superb Sherlock Holmes, I can see him now in Hounds of the Baskervilles in an action horror film.

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