Director Louis Leterrier landed a hit with this summer’s Now You See Me, and while he’s attached to direct the follow up, he’s now boarded a second movie. According to Variety, Leterrier will direct the spy comedy Grimsby starring Sacha Baron Cohen. The story, per Variety, “follows a British black ops agent who is forced to go on the run with his long-lost brother, who is a northern English soccer hooligan.” The article doesn’t specify if Cohen is playing the agent or the hooligan, and each role certainly has comic potential for the actor.
After leaving the Freddie Mercury biopic due to creative differences with Queen, Cohen began looking for an action-oriented director to take on Grimsby, and Leterrier “aggressively” pursued the project. Although, Leterrier hasn’t left the Now You See Me sequel, it looks like Grimsby will be his next picture.