Comedic actor Sacha Baron Cohen has played everything from a flamboyant fashion expert to an African dictator, and earned himself an Academy Award nomination along the way. His next film pairs him up with tough guy actor Mark Strong for an odd-couple adventure that has him playing with the tropes of the super-spy movie genre.
Sony Pictures released the first, red-band trailer for The Brothers Grimsby this week, and while it opens with a sequence that would be fitting in any good spy movie, it finishes with a scene that is very much, well … Sacha Baron Cohen. As with any red-band previews, you’ll want to keep in mind that it could fall under the NSFW banner before watching it.
Directed by Now You See Me and The Incredible Hulk filmmaker Louis Leterrier, The Brothers Grimsby casts Cohen and Strong as a pair of estranged British brothers who have been separated for almost 30 years. Cohen plays Nobby, a dimwitted football hooligan with 11 children and a wife played by Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson. Strong plays Nobby’s brother, Sebastian, who spent the last few decades becoming one of the world’s greatest secret agents and a deadly assassin for the British government.
After Sebastian uncovers a devastating terrorist plot, he’s forced to go on the run and ends up seeking the help of his long-lost brother. As one might expect, the unlikely team will have to overcome their differences if they want to save the world.
Along with Cohen and Strong, the film also stars Academy Award winner Penelope Cruz (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), Ian McShane (Deadwood), and Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum). The film is based on a screenplay penned by Cohen and Wreck-It-Ralph writer Phil Johnston.
The Brothers Grimsby is scheduled to hit theaters March 4, 2016.