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Louis Leterrier To Direct Sacha Baron Cohen Spy Spoof 'Grimsby'; Nanni Moretti & Jerzy Skolimowski Prep New Movies

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 3, 2013 at 2:06PM

After making his name with string of action flicks and fantasy adventures—"Transporter 2," "The Incredible Hulk" and this summer's surprise hit "Now You See Me"—Louis Leterrier is going to try something a little bit different: comedy. The director has signed on to helm Sacha Baron Cohen in the spy spoof "Grimsby."
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Louis Leterrier

After making his name with string of action flicks and fantasy adventures—"Transporter 2," "The Incredible Hulk" and this summer's surprise hit "Now You See Me"—Louis Leterrier is going to try something a little bit different: comedy. The director has signed on to helm Sacha Baron Cohen in the spy spoof "Grimsby." First announced last year, the project is co-written by Cohen and "Cedar Rapids" scribe Phil Johnston and centers around a Bond-like spy who is forced to go on the run with his dim soccer hooligan brother (the role SBC would likely take). Clearly, this one will have someone skilled at explosions behind the camera, and with Cohen doing the funny stuff, it could be a potent combo. [Variety]

In other director news, Italy's Nanni Moretti—a Cannes regular perhaps best known for "The Son's Room"—has lined up his next film, "Mia Madre" ("My Mother"). Details are being kept under lock and key but Moretti and Margerita Buy will play the leads in the movie that is "partially autobiographical." Production begins in January. [THR]

Lastly, Polish auteur Jerzy Skolimowski is prepping his next effort, and it too is being kept secret for now. All that's know is that it will be a “catastrophic thriller” with production aiming to start in April. [Screen Daily]

This article is related to: Sacha Baron Cohen, Louis Leterrier, Grimsby, Nanni Moretti, Jerzy Skolimowski, Mia Madre (My Mother)


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