Sacha Baron Cohen will produce and possibly star in the legal comedy "Accidentes."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox Atomic has acquired the pitch from Peter Baynham, part of the Oscar nominated writing team behind Baron Cohen's "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan."
The trade says that the script focuses on a Latino lawyer who becomes the hero of Los Angeles' immigrant workers and the enemy of the city's power base. Hilarious ethnic humor ensues, we assume.
Baron Cohen hasn't committed to starring in the project and he may have a busy upcoming plate of comedies after completing work on next summer's Universal release "Bruno."
Long attached to the DreamWorks American spin on "Dinner for Schmucks," Baron Cohen just became linked to a comic take on Sherlock Holmes to be produced by Judd Apatow and co-star Will Ferrell.
Other credits for scribe Baynham include Steve Coogan's "I'm Alan Partridge" and the upcoming Aardman animated comedy "Arthur Christmas."Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun