Paramount Pictures has tapped Sacha Baron Cohen to produce and potentially star in The Lesbian, based on a bizarre true story.

The project is inspired by Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao, who offered a hefty $65 million reward to any man who succeeded in marrying his lesbian daughter. The story took an intriguing twist last year, when a French church blessed the daughter's union with her longtime girlfriend. It is believed that Sacha Baron Cohen will likely play the billionaire father.

Sacha Baron Cohen will produce through his Four By Two Films banner, although a screenwriter has not been attached at this time.

The project comes on the heels of Sacha Baron Cohen's latest comedy The Dictator, which earned over $177 million worldwide from a $65 million budget.