Sacha Baron Cohen Chasing "Accidentes"
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 12:10:08
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Sacha Baron Cohen will produce and possibly star in Accidentes, a comedy about an ambulance-chasing Latin lawyer. Fox Atomic has acquired the rights to the film, which was originally pitched by Baron Cohen himself.
In the film, the lead character would be a lawyer who spends his career handling low-level cases and personal injury suits until he assists an immigrant in a case against a wealthy employer and wins a large settlement. He becomes a hero for the working class and subsequently goes head to head against the rich and powerful in Los Angeles.
Writer Peter Baynham, who teamed up with Baron Cohen on Borat and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for that script, is working on the Accidentes script.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff