Sacha Baron Cohen to Develop THE LESBIAN for Paramount, Based on a True Story

     October 4, 2012


Sacha Baron Cohen’s next project might be his strangest yet (and that’s saying something); the kicker is that it’s based on real life events.  Set up through Cohen’s Four by Two Films for Paramount Pictures, the tentatively-titled film, The Lesbian, was inspired by Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao and his $65 million offer to any man who could turn his lesbian daughter straight.  THR reports that the film is a potential starring vehicle for Cohen, who would presumably star as the billionaire. No writer has yet been attached. Cohen’s last outing for Paramount, The Dictator, grossed $175 million worldwide for the studio.

Around The Web
  • Alan

    Considering that this is based on true events, it seems a little distasteful to make a comedy in regards to this premise (if that is indeed the direction Cohen’s company chooses to go with the property). Then again, I am still bitter that I paid money to see ‘The Dictator’, possibly the laziest film made by a major studio this year (yes, more than ‘Wrath of the Titans’). If Cohen wants to be called a satirist and mess with material this tonally ambitious and tricky, he better bring his A game to the project (otherwise, he is just a jackass waving his dick around. Literally).

  • Pingback: KLOWN Writers Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam to Pen THE LESBIAN for Sacha Baron Cohen | Collider()