Always on the lookout for the next bushy-stashed, swarthily complected foreigner to add to his comedic repertoire, Sacha Baron Cohen has attached himself to a comedy pitch snapped up by Fox Atomic. From Bruno co-writer Peter Baynham, the movie is based on those ubiquitous billboards and DASH ads you've likely idled behind in traffic countless times before. Yes, Accidentes, the adventures of "el mejor abogado," is coming to a cinema near you:
[Cohen will play a] lawyer of Latin descent who transforms from contingency attorney to hero of the working class when he helps an immigrant win a judgment against his wealthy employer after a landscaping mishap.
He also becomes the enemy of L.A.'s power elite.
While reading the synopsis initially brought on the kind of dyspepsia one might suffer after glimpsing 12,000 Latin stereotypes defecating on a Mayan temple, we defer to Cohen to tackle the always delicate subject of immigrants' rights with his trademark, anvil-heavy satirical touch. And there's really no telling where this very special The End of Ideas—Billboards and Bus Ads Edition might lead next: Perhaps Eddie Murphy's triumphant return to the top of the box office, starring (with the help of his trusty fat suit) in the summer 2010 comedy sensation, Big Boy's Got Gas.
- Baron Cohen to produce 'Accidentes' [Variety]