With the March 11 release date getting closer and closer for Sony Pictures' comedy The Brothers Grimsby, the studio has released the second red band trailer for this upcoming comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen. This new footage features some bizarre situations and some R-rated language, which shouldn't be watched by viewers under the age of 18. In related news, Sacha Baron Cohen also stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, where he debuted possibly one of the strangest clips in late-night TV history.
Before the clip aired Jimmy Kimmel revealed that they couldn't show the whole clip on the air, since it is "extremely graphic," so what they did was show a portion of this scene that was safe for TV, and then cut away to show TV viewers the audiences reaction to the scene. Even Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo Rodriguez went into the audience to watch this apparently outrageous scene unfold. It's worth noting that the MPAA almost gave The Brothers Grimsby an NC-17 rating, and Sacha Baron Cohen revealed at the end of the clip that there is an 8-minute version of that scene that had to be cut down. According to Jimmy Kimmel, though, "they "didn't cut enough," with the host proclaiming "that was completely insane."
MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's an English football supporter (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.
After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. The supporting cast includes Annabelle Wallis, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Vegas, Penélope Cruz and Isla Fisher.
Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) directs from a screenplay written by Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids), Peter Baynham (Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Bruno) and Sacha Baron Cohen. Sacha Baron Cohen also produces alongside Nira Park, with Adam McKay executive producing. The Brothers Grimsby will go up against 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Perfect Match and The Young Messiah when it hits theaters on March 11. Take a look at the age-restricted red band trailer below, along with the clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live!.