Get ready for a sibling rivalry the like of which you’ve never seen. After carving out an unofficial, oafish and satirical trilogy in Borat, Bruno and The Dictator, actor Sacha Baron Cohen is swapping meta social commentary for balls to the wall action, as he’s set to join forces with Mark Strong for The Brothers Grimsby.
In it, we see Strong take point as a gruff British superspy, dedicated to his occupation more than anything else in the world – except for his bumbling brother, Nobby, played by Sacha Baron Cohen. Reunited after more than 28 years spent apart, it’s fair to say the pair have gone their separate ways since they were kids, with Cohen’s imbecile fathering half a dozen children and Strong’s Sebastian kicking ass and taking names for the British Secret Service.
And while we so often see middling comedies salvaged by the chemistry between the two leads, it would take something fairly special to ignite The Brothers Grimsby‘s box office potential. Could Louis Leterrier’s action flick prove us wrong in a few months’ time? We’ll see. Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher, Gabourey Sidibe, and Penelope Cruz round out the cast.
The Brothers Grimsby will open on March 11, 2016. Only then will we discover if Louis Leterrier’s actioner is more than the sum of its parts.
Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen) 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 (Mark Strong), who Nobby has spent 28 years searching for after they were separated as kids. Nobby sets off to reunite with Sebastian, unaware that not only is his brother MI6’s deadliest assassin, but he’s just uncovered plans for an imminent global terrorist attack. 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.