Sacha to play racist cop?

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Sacha Baron Coehn to play José Luis Torrente
José Luis Torrente

The Guardian has reported that Sacha Baron Cohen could play a rogue cop – José Luis Torrente in Seinfeld writers’ update of Spanish action-comedy ‘The Torrente film series’.

The Guardian reports…

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 role in Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming Paris-set fantasy Hugo Cabret and is due to star as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a biopic written by Peter Morgan.

More information about the character can be found on wikipedia.

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