Sacha Baron Cohen will write the screenplay with Phil Johnston (Cedar Rapids, Wreck-It Ralph), based on their pitch to the studio. The story centers on 007-like spy, who is forced to go on the lam with his long-lost, idiotic brother.
Although it isn't confirmed that Sacha Baron Cohen will star, it seems likely that he may play the brother, a moronic soccer holligan. Sources indicate that the untitled pitch was acquired between the high six-figure to low seven-figure range.
This is the first project to come out of the actor-writer's first-look deal with Paramount Pictures from earlier this year. No production schedule was given.