Sacha Baron Cohen’s film Grimsby given new title
SACHA Baron Cohen’s upcoming film Grimsby has been given a new name.
The comedy, due for release next spring, will now be called The Brothers Grimsby – a play on the Brothers Grimm.
Studio Sony Pictures confirmed the name change for the film which will see Baron Cohen star as a football hooligan with Mark Strong playing his brother – a black-ops spy.
Helmed by Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier, Baron Cohen worked on the screenplay alongside Alan Partridge and Borat scribe Peter Baynham and Wreck-It Ralph writer Phil Johnston.
Baron Cohen and Strong are joined by Rebel Wilson, Annabelle Wallis, Isla Fisher, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, David Harewood, Johnny Vegas, Penelope Cruz, and Scott Adkins.
The film has sparked controversy for its apparently negative depiction of the town.
Six women weighing more than 20 stone each have also been recruited, with film extra Maurice Maree telling the Sunday Times that there would be scenes of “binge-eating, copious vomiting and naked wobbling across a football pitch”.