Ian McShane Joining Sacha Baron Cohen's Spy Comedy 'Grimsby'
by Ethan Anderton
June 10, 2014
Following the success of Now You See Me, we're interested to see what director Louis Leterrier does with a little more comedy in the mix with Grimsby. The film stars Mark Strong as a British black ops spy forced to go on the run and team up with his idiotic English football hooligan brother, played by Borat and The Dictator star Sacha Baron Cohen. THR reports the cast has expanded with the addition of Hercules and Jack the Giant Slayer star Ian McShane, Precious and Tower Heist star Gabourey Sidibe, "Homeland" star David Harewood and British comedian Johnny Vegas, however, specific roles were not revealed.
The best part of this news is definitely McShane being added to the mix. The actor is better known for roles in dramas and thrillers, but his more rare turns in comedies like Hot Rod are absolutely great. Otherwise, we're not sure what's so appealing about Gabourey Sidibe anymore. Precious seemed like a one hit wonder for the actress, but she's somehow been able to keep getting work. Anyway, we're looking forward to seeing how Cohen fares with narrative comedy again without the help of his frequent collaborator Larry Charles.