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Sacha Baron Cohen to spoof 007 in Paramount comedy

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Australian living in Los Angeles, working in Public Relations and Publishing. Favourite films include "Romancing the Stone", "The Notebook", "The Dark Knight", "Muriel's Wedding" and "Jerry Maguire". Was asked to come onboard Moviehole after filling-in for one of the site's permanent writers.

This might throw a spanner in the works of that new “Austin Powers” sequel; Paramount has locked up a James Bond spoof from Sacha Baron Cohen.

The pitch from Sacha Baron Cohen and Phil Johnston, says THR, involves a James Bond-like spy who “is forced to go on the run with his long-lost brother, a moronic soccer hooligan,” according to the studio.

Baron Cohen may play a role in the film – he should play against type and be the suave 007-type! – but it will depend on what else he has going on at the time.

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Australian living in Los Angeles, working in Public Relations and Publishing. Favourite films include "Romancing the Stone", "The Notebook", "The Dark Knight", "Muriel's Wedding" and "Jerry Maguire". Was asked to come onboard Moviehole after filling-in for one of the site's permanent writers.

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