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.
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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!