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Sacha Baron Cohen as Torrente?

19 December 2010 3:19 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Sacha Baron Cohen is quite interested in a Hollywood version of Spanish comedy-action franchise Torrente.

You remember that fat guy, a racist and corrupt cop?

Well, looks that we’ll soon have a chance to watch Borat star in the same role!

Created by and starring Spanish comedian Santiago Segura, the films revolve around a character who continues to patrol the neighborhood after being fired from the police force.

The first three installments have topped the box office, and a fourth will soon be released.

As for Cohen, he is currently working on Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret before he shoots The Dictator at Paramount.

And, we are just reminding you that the script is being worked on by Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel, former Seinfeld writers who also happen to be already working with Cohen on the above mentioned Dictator.

Here’s what guys from Los Angeles »

- Fiona

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Sacha Baren Cohen Eyes His Next Leading Roles

16 December 2010 10:03 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

 

Sacha Baron Cohen has been looking for his next film and he is headed in a different direction than that of Bruno.  In 2011 he will being filming The Dictator which is a story about a goat herder and dictator making his way to America and may be directed by Larry Charles.  

Cohen's next on-screen appearance will be in a supporting role in Hugo Cabret. One of his next possible leading roles is Torrente, a Hollywood version of Spain's favorite racist and corrupt cop. 

The Spanish comedy-action films were created created by and star comedian Santiago Segura and continually top the box office. The films follow the main character, Jose Luis Torrente a police officer that although he has been fired from the force he continues to patrol the streets and traffics in all manner of shady outrageousness in pursuit of his own brand of justice. 

The La Times reports that »

- Tiberius

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Arriba!! Sacha Baron Cohen Circling U.S. Remake Of Spanish Anti-Hero Cop Torrente!!

16 December 2010 5:37 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Versatile comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is reportedly circling a U.S. remake of the mega-popular Torrente film franchise from Spain, an outrageous parody series created and portrayed by Latin funnyman Santiago Segura.

In the lucrative series, Segura plays an overweight, corrupt and racist cop who despite having being fired from the force – continues to patrol the streets, similar I guess to the third act of Observe & Report where the deluded Seth Rogen continues to patrol the mall he no longer works for, believing in serving out his own twisted sense of justice.

The Spanish series hits the fourth movie next year, and I guess it was only matter of time until Hollywood came calling to put it’s own stamp on this outrageous anti-hero.

Sacha Baron Cohen, who probably sees much similarities in performer Segura as a fellow comedian who also transforms himself into gross-out, deluded characters, has met with »

- Matt Holmes

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Sacha Baron Cohen could play racist cop Torrente in Hollywood remake

16 December 2010 5:17 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Seinfeld writers' update of Spanish action-comedy could be next movie for creator of Borat and Brüno

Sacha Baron Cohen could be set to play rogue cop José Luis Torrente in Hollywood's update of a Spanish action-comedy franchise. The Torrente film series, created by comic Santiago Segura, follows the fortunes of a racist, misogynist former police officer who illicitly patrols the neighbourhood in search of troublemakers.

The Us version has been scripted by Seinfeld writers Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel. The trio are also behind Baron Cohen's next project The Dictator, which shoots early next year. Directed by Larry Charles, The Dictator charts the parallel tales of a goat herd and a deposed South American despot, who both find themselves adrift in the Us.

Having scored in the Us with his Borat and Brüno, 39-year-old Baron Cohen appears to have his pick of film projects. He has a supporting »

- Xan Brooks

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Sacha Baron Cohen to Play Fascist, Bald, Overweight Cop for 'Seinfeld' Writers

16 December 2010 5:10 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Movie News, Cinematical

Outrageous comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is reportedly very picky when it comes to the roles he'll take - which is probably why the actor hasn't headlined a film since 2009's 'Bruno.' That will be changing soon, however, when shooting begins on 'The Dictator' early next year -- a 'Coming to America' styled comedy that finds Sbc playing a goatherder and dictator.

Fans worried that there'll be another multi-year break before Cohen lands in front of the camera again will likely find today's news that the controversial comic is already eyeing another starring vehicle a relief.

The La Times' '24 Frames' blog has the inside scoop on Cohen's future plans - and his potential leading role after 'The Dictator' sounds right up the performer's alley given his penchant for playing odd characters.

If things pan out, Cohen will tackle the role of racist Spanish cop Torrente. »

- Mike Bracken

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Sacha Baron Cohen to Play Fascist, Bald, Overweight Cop for 'Seinfeld' Writers

16 December 2010 5:10 AM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: Movie News, Cinematical

Outrageous comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is reportedly very picky when it comes to the roles he'll take - which is probably why the actor hasn't headlined a film since 2009's 'Bruno.' That will be changing soon, however, when shooting begins on 'The Dictator' early next year -- a 'Coming to America' styled comedy that finds Sbc playing a goatherder and dictator.

Fans worried that there'll be another multi-year break before Cohen lands in front of the camera again will likely find today's news that the controversial comic is already eyeing another starring vehicle a relief.

The La Times' '24 Frames' blog has the inside scoop on Cohen's future plans - and his potential leading role after 'The Dictator' sounds right up the performer's alley given his penchant for playing odd characters.

If things pan out, Cohen will tackle the role of racist Spanish cop Torrente. »

- Mike Bracken

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Sacha Baron Cohen is a Racist Cop in Torrente Remake

16 December 2010 1:56 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

La Times is reporting that Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Bruno) is looking to star in "Torrente," a Hollywood version of Spain's popular comedy-action franchise about a racist and corrupt cop. Created by and starring Spanish comedian Santiago Segura, the films revolve around a character who continues to patrol the neighborhood after being fired from the police force. The first three installments have topped the box office, and a fourth will soon be released. New Line Cinema is developing the American version, which is being penned by Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel. The trio are "Seinfeld" writers who are also working on "The Dictator," Cohen's next feature film about a goat herder and dictator that will once again be directed by Larry Charles (Borat, Religulous). »

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Sacha Baron Cohen In Talks For ‘Torrente’ Remake

16 December 2010 12:42 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

"Borat” and “Brüno” star Sacha Baron Cohen continued talks to star in a remake of Spanish actor and director Santiago Segura’s comedy franchise “Torrente,” about a politically incorrect Madrid detective named José Luis Torrente. According to London’s “Guardian,” Baron Cohen looked likely to headline a U.S. remake from “Seinfeld” writers Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel. Berg, Schaffer and Mandel wrote Baron Cohen’s upcoming comedy “The Dictator,” about a South American goat herder crossing paths with a former South American ruler in the U.S. »

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Sacha Baron Cohen In Talks For ‘Torrente’ Remake

16 December 2010 12:42 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

"Borat” and “Brüno” star Sacha Baron Cohen continued talks to star in a remake of Spanish actor and director Santiago Segura’s comedy franchise “Torrente,” about a politically incorrect Madrid detective named José Luis Torrente. According to London’s “Guardian,” Baron Cohen looked likely to headline a U.S. remake from “Seinfeld” writers Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel. Berg, Schaffer and Mandel wrote Baron Cohen’s upcoming comedy “The Dictator,” about a South American goat herder crossing paths with a former South American ruler in the U.S. »

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Clooney, Cohen, Rhames Casting Talk

15 December 2010 9:31 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Looks like Ving Rhames' role in "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol" will be a cameo at best.

The actor tells Movieweb that "I may be doing something very small in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol but I will just say that the budget changed dramatically and I'll leave it at that."

When asked directly if he would do a cameo, he hinted that it's all a matter of how much they'll pay him "Hmm... Cha-ching could create that but it's up to them".

In other casting talk, The Playlist reports that representatives for George Clooney have shot down reports the actor is rumoured to be starring in one of the three biopics in the works about auto industry legend John DeLorean.

Finally, Sacha Baron Cohen is reportedly considering starring in a remake of the Spanish language comedy “Torrente" says The Los Angeles Times.

Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel are penning the script, »

- Garth Franklin

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Clooney, Cohen, Rhames Casting Talk

15 December 2010 9:31 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Looks like Ving Rhames' role in "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol" will be a cameo at best.

The actor tells Movieweb that "I may be doing something very small in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol but I will just say that the budget changed dramatically and I'll leave it at that."

When asked directly if he would do a cameo, he hinted that it's all a matter of how much they'll pay him "Hmm... Cha-ching could create that but it's up to them".

In other casting talk, The Playlist reports that representatives for George Clooney have shot down reports the actor is rumoured to be starring in one of the three biopics in the works about auto industry legend John DeLorean.

Finally, Sacha Baron Cohen is reportedly considering starring in a remake of the Spanish language comedy “Torrente" says The Los Angeles Times.

Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel are penning the script, »

- Garth Franklin

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Sacha Baron Cohen Might Be Spanish Gross-Out Hero ‘Torrente’

15 December 2010 7:02 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In the United States, we're so used to our own franchises it's easy to forget that other countries have their own too. One example are the Torrente films in Spain. Created and portrayed by Spanish comedian Santiago Segura, the Torrente films follow an overweight, racist, corrupt cop who gets fired from the force but still patrols the streets. Three incredibly successful films have already been released, a fourth one will be out next year and there are even video games starring the gross-out character. He's the Spanish Bad Lieutenant meets Austin Powers. New Line Cinema owns the rights to the character and are currently developing an American remake. While nothing is set in stone, the Los Angeles Times reports that Sacha Baron Cohen has taken several meetings about the role and is considering it as his next starring vehicle after he completes The Dictator next year [1]. Read more after the break. »

- Germain Lussier

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Sacha Baron Cohen Might Star In Remake Of Spanish Hit 'Torrente' (Or He Might Not)

15 December 2010 4:19 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The La Times should really know better than this, as we're sure this is just one of a handful of projects percolating for the selective funny man Sacha Baron Cohen, but here we are anyway writing about it. Cohen is currently shooting Martin Scorsese's "Hugo Cabret" after which he'll transition to shooting "The Dictator" in early 2011. The film is a dual role comedy the actor shopped around town before Paramount forked over $20 million and guaranteed a 20% backend to the actor for the hotly buzzed project. In it, Cohen will play both a goat herder and a deposed… »

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Sacha Baron Cohen May Play Torrente

15 December 2010 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

After playing characters from Kazakhstan and Austria, British comic Sacha Baron Cohen, best known for his role as Borat, may be looking towards Spain for his next character as The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the controversial comedian is looking at recreating the racist police character Torrente made famous in Spain by Santiago Segura. Set up at New Line, a script is being written by former "Seinfeld" writers Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel, who are also writing The Dictator for Cohen. The first three movies in the popular comedy-action franchise about Jose Luis Torrente have been huge box office hits in Spain as it follows the racy police officer's unconventional methods of finding justice even after being fired from the police force for racist »

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Larry Charles To Reteam With Sacha Baron Cohen

15 November 2010 10:00 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Larry Charles signed on to direct Sacha Baron Cohen in ‘The Dictator” for Paramount Pictures, their third project together following “Bruno” and “Borat.” According to “Empire,” Charles passed on other projects to direct Cohen in two roles, a goat herder and a deposed dictator who gets lost in the United States in a manner similar to “Borat.” Charles still needs to select the scriptwriters to hammer the comedy into shape. »

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