First Look: Sacha Baron Cohen's Shaggy Soccer Hooligan in 'Grimsby'
by Ethan Anderton
July 3, 2014
Now that the USA is pretty much out of the running for any glory in the World Cup, the country will probably go back to not caring about soccer. But Sony Pictures is probably hoping that all the buzz around the beloved sport (at least around the rest of the world) will help get more people interested in their comedy Grimsby. The film stars Sacha Baron Cohen as a soccer hooligan forced to team up with his a British black ops agent brother (Mark Strong), and now we have a first look at the Borat star in the film, thanks to Monty Python troupe member Eric Idle, who ran into Cohen in the United Kingdom and posted to Twitter.
Here's the photo of Eric Idle with Sacha Baron Cohen in wardrobe as Grimsby (via Twitter):
So who did I bump into on my walk today but my LA neighbour? He's here filming. I love coincidence. pic.twitter.com/JHp2lbzptj
— Eric Idle (@EricIdle) July 3, 2014
Idle is in the United Kingdom preparing for the anticipated Monty Python reunion on stage with John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones, which only has 10 performances at London's O2 Arena. Don't forget that one of the performances will be broadcast live around the world to movie theaters in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia and Sweden. Check out Fathom Events to get tickets to see The Last Night of Monty Python in movie theaters here in the US, and stay tuned for more news on Louis Leterrier's Grimsby, which Sony Pictures sends to theaters next summer on July 31st, 2015.