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‘Brothers Grimsby’ Trailer Has Sacha Baron Cohen on a Secret Mission

‘Brothers Grimsby’ Trailer Has Sacha Baron Cohen on a Secret Mission

Way back in October, we got our first taste of The Brothers Grimsby, the latest comedy from Sacha Baron Cohen. And it surprised fans and casual viewers alike, as this Red Band trailer looked like a bonafide action movie. In fact, the sneak preview contained a fun bit that was better than anything seen in terms of action this fall. Now, we get the official green band trailer. It slowly trickles in the comedy. And it's funny!

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's an English football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian.

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‘Brothers Grimsby’ Red Band Trailer Starring Sacha Baron Cohen

‘Brothers Grimsby’ Red Band Trailer Starring Sacha Baron Cohen

Earlier this year, Sony Pictures pushed its spy comedy Grimsby out of its July 31, 2015 release date, moving it to March 4, 2016. This move was surely for the best, since Paramount ended up moving its spy thriller Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation into that same date, which took in $682 million worldwide. Today, Sony Pictures (via IGN) has changed the title to The Brothers Grimsby, while releasing the first red band trailer and photo.

Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen), a sweet but dimwitted English football hooligan, reunites with his long-lost brother Sebastian (Mark Strong), a deadly MI6 agent, to prevent a massive global terror attack and prove that behind every great spy is an embarrassing sibling. Nobby has everything a man from Grimsby could want, including 11 children and the most gorgeous girlfriend in the northeast of England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing: his little brother, Sebastian, who Nobby has spent 28 years searching for after they were separated as kids.

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Back on with Sacha Baron Cohen

Freddie Mercury Biopic Back on with Sacha Baron Cohen

More than two years ago, it was reported that Sacha Baron Cohen exited the Untitled Freddie Mercury Biopic over a 'creative differences' dispute with the band. It was nearly a year later when reports began to swirl around Ben Whishaw taking on the lead role as the Queen frontman, with Dexter Fletcher set to direct. There hasn't been much movement on the project since then, but it is now being reported that Queen manager Jim Beach and the band have come to an agreement with Sacha Baron Cohen.

It was originally stated that the existing members of Queen did not like the direction Sacha Baron Cohen was going with the material. They wanted a more PG, family friendly version of Freddie Mercury's life. While Sacha Baron Cohen was said to want a more gritty hard-R take on the singer's homosexual lifestyle. It is not mentioned how they came to an agreement, or what take the movie will aim for now. The Untitled Freddie Mercury Biopic will mark Sacha Baron Cohen's directorial debut. There is not set start date at this time.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Spy Comedy ‘Grimsby’ Moves to 2016

Sacha Baron Cohen Spy Comedy ‘Grimsby’ Moves to 2016

Paramount Pictures has pushed its spy comedy Grimsby from its originally-slated July 31, 2015 release date to February 26, 2016. The spy comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen was set to go up against Warner Bros. Point Break remake, Focus Features' Selfless and The Weinstein Company's Southpaw on July 31, 2015. Now it will face Paramount's Ben-Hur remake next winter.

Grimsby centers on a British secret agent (Mark Strong) who is forced to go into hiding in his hometown with his dim-witted soccer hooligan brother (Sacha Baron Cohen). Penélope Cruz also stars as a benevolent corporate leader who is hiding a secret. Annabelle Wallis, Rebel Wilson, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Vegas and Isla Fisher round out the supporting cast.

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Penelope Cruz Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in ‘Grimsby’

Penelope Cruz Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in ‘Grimsby’

Penélope Cruz is in final talks to join the Paramount Pictures spy comedy Grimsby, alongside a cast that includes Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong.

The story centers on a covert operative (Mark Strong) who is forced to go into hiding in his hometown, where he reluctantly teams up with his soccer hooligan brother (Sacha Baron Cohen). Insiders claim that Penélope Cruz is playing a benevolent corporate leader who may be hiding a secret.

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First Look at Sasha Baron Cohen as Soccer Hooligan ‘Grimsby’

First Look at Sasha Baron Cohen as Soccer Hooligan ‘Grimsby’

Sacha Baron Cohen is set to return to the big screen next year in the comedy Grimsby, which finds this chameleon of comedy portraying a soccer hooligan who gets mixed up with his secret agent brother. Leave it to iconic funny man Eric Idle to share the first photo of the Borat star in costume, on his way to the set. The two British comedians are neighbors, but its unclear if Eric Idle has a role in the movie. Take a look.

So who did I bump into on my walk today but my LA neighbour? He's here filming. I love coincidence. pic.twitter.com/JHp2lbzptj— Eric Idle (@EricIdle) July 3, 2014

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Isla Fisher Joins Her Husband Sacha Baron Cohen in ‘Grimsby’

Isla Fisher Joins Her Husband Sacha Baron Cohen in ‘Grimsby’

Isla Fisher has signed on to join her husband Sacha Baron Cohen in the Warner Bros. comedy Grimsby.

The story centers on a highly-trained British spy (Mark Strong) who is forced to go on the run with his idiotic soccer hooligan brother (Sacha Baron Cohen). Isla Fisher is said to be playing either a "femme fatale or other comely vixen." She joins a supporting cast that also includes Annabelle Wallis, Rebel Wilson, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe and Johnny Vegas.

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Rebel Wilson Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in ‘Grimsby’

Rebel Wilson Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in ‘Grimsby’

Sacha Baron Cohen's new soccer hooligan comedy ‘Grimsby’ has added ‘Pitch Perfect’ star Rebel Wilson in an undisclosed role.