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Sacha Baron Cohen will be bros with Mark Strong in Grimsby

04.24.2014

Mark Strong, he of the deep, intimidating voice and villainous disposition, is trying something a little lighter with his next feature, GRIMSBY, which sees him playing the brother of Sacha Baron Cohen.

In the comedy, co-written by Cohen and directed by Louis Leterrier (NOW YOU SEE ME), Strong will portray…

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

Naturally, Cohen is the soccer hooligan, and we can expect to watch him get into all manner of fisticuffs and shenanigans while Strong looks on disapprovingly. Will they push aside their differences in the end in order to defeat a common threat? Nah, that's crazy talk.

Strong has been playing bad guys with aplomb for years, earning our disdain in films like ROBIN HOOD, SHERLOCK HOLMES, KICK-ASS, JOHN CARTER and GREEN LANTERN, as well as AMC's one-and-done cop drama "Low Winter Sun". It'll be nice to see him ease up on the mean for a while.

Working Title Films and Big Talk Productions are producing the caper, which Sony plans on releasing on July 31, 2015.

Extra Tidbit: Which Mark Strong baddie is your favorite?
Source: Variety

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