Sacha Baron Cohen, Paramount renew overall deal, ‘Grimsby’ moves to Sony

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, known for his outrageous stunts, will continue making movies for Paramount. However, his next movie, Grimsby, will actually be made at Sony.

Baron Cohen’s Four By Two Films and Paramount signed a three-year overall deal in February 2012, just before the release of The Dictator. At the time, that deal was supposed to include his next film, but the movie has been moved to Sony. Deadline reports that Grimsby was co-written by Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston and Peter Baynham and is about a British spy whose brother is a crazy English football player. It will be directed by Louis Leterrier. There’s been no reason given for the film’s move.

Despite that, Four By Two Films has renewed the deal with Paramount. According to TheWrap, Baron Cohen sent a statement in French that read, “N’importe quel studio ne met un film où Leonardo di Caprio renifle de la cocaïne de l’anus d’une prostituée est un endroit que je suis heureux d’appeler à la maison.”

That translates to, “Any studio that puts out a movie where Leonardo DiCaprio snorts cocaine from a hooker’s anus is a place I’m happy to call home.” The statement was sent while “vacationing with his mistress in Villeneuve, Southern France.” Isla Fisher probably doesn’t find that entirely funny.

Grimsby opens on July 31, 2015.

Baron Cohen is still known around the world for Borat, but tried his hand at singing in Les Miserables. It’s rumored that he will appear in the sequel to Alice In Wonderland.

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