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Sacha Baron Cohen’s New Film Will See Actor Play A Football Hooligan… From Grimsby

Sacha Baron Cohen’s New Film Will See Actor Play A Football Hooligan… From Grimsby

British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has a highly impressive back catalogue of fictional and highly controversial characters.

But it appears the 42-year-old is set to take his work to a totally different level next year, when he is set to play a 1980’s football hooligan from Grimsby, England.

It’s understood that in the film, Cohen’s character convinces his secret-agent brother to go on the run with him, and of course, hilarity ensues.

By Stuart Hynd – @supers0nic_

Made famous by portraying Ali G, Borat, Bruno and Admiral General Aladeen, it’s a step in a totally new direction for Cohen, but it seems the people of Grimsby aren’t best pleased with the idea.

It’s been reported that the film will show images of children drinking beer and men urinating out of windows, sparking a negative reaction from residents of the Lincolnshire town.

Grimsby Councillor Matthew Brown, told the Daily Mail: “It is using the town’s name in potentially a poor light. … Anything that you associate with football hooliganism is going to be negative, but I hope people will be open-minded when they watch the film.”

Then again, who knows, maybe the film could bring more fans to Grimsby Town’s home games!

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