Saturday, 14 January 2017

Sacha Baron Cohen attached to Klown remake

Hit Danish comedy Klown (2010) certainly feels like something Sacha Baron Cohen (The Brothers Grimsby) would be attracted to – out there situations, awkwardness levels set to high and a sprinkling of gross-out humour. He has been circling a remake for a while, but news now arrives via Screen International that he has landed support from production company Annapurna.

Klown, which was released in the UK in 2013, follows Frank (Frank Hvam) and Casper (Casper Christensen), two slackers who would rather have fun than face any sort of responsibility. But when Frank's girlfriend falls pregnant, he becomes determined to prove he is fatherhood material. Unfortunately, the method he chooses involves whisking her 12-year-old nephew away on the boys' annual weekend canoe trip, and exposing him to things no child should see.

Cohen has long been a fan of the film, and its sequel, which saw Frank and Casper head for Los Angeles, and featured his wife, Isla Fisher (Now You See Me). Now Cohen and fellow producers Megan Ellison (Her), Todd Schulman (Brüno) and Scott Stuber (Ted) will be looking to find  a filmmaker ready to get to work on the new movie.

Cohen was last seen in Alice Through The Looking Glass (2016), and while he has a few projects in development, he hasn't committed to anything as yet.

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