Rebel Wilson & Isla Fisher Joining Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Grimsby'
by Ethan Anderton
June 13, 2014
So far it's been a boys club when it comes to the casting of Sacha Baron Cohen's spy comedy Grimsby. The Borat star leads the film about a British black ops agent forced to go on the run with his long-lost brother, a northern English soccer hooligan (Cohen). Sherlock Holmes villain Mark Strong is playing the agent, and recent additions to the cast included Ian McShane and also Gabourey Sidibe was the only actress cast in the film so far. Now two more ladies have joined the cast as Variety reports Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson is taking a role, and The Wrap reports Cohen's wife Isla Fisher (The Great Gatsby) will have a pivotal part.
At this time we don't know specifically what characters Wilson and Fisher will be playing, but Wilson would make a great henchwoman to deal with, and Fisher definitely has the looks to take a Bond girl sort of role, whether it's an ally or a villainous vixen. Anyway, Louis Leterrier is directing the film with a story written by Cohen and Phil Johnston, who also co-wrote the script with Peter Baynham. This film is probably the primary reason that Leterrier isn't coming back for a sequel to Now You See Me and Jon M. Chu has been courted to replace him. We'll keep you posted on both projects.