Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Lesbian' Movie Inspired by Hong Kong Businessman Marriage Bounty Story

Never one to shy away from political comedy, Sacha Baron Cohen of Borat, Bruno and The Dictator fame is developing a film, tentatively called The Lesbian.
By: Annie Hollenbeck
October 05 2012 3:55 PM

Never one to shy away from political comedy, Sacha Baron Cohen of Borat, Bruno and The Dictator fame is developing a film, tentatively called The Lesbian, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The film is said to be loosely based on the recent story of Hong Kong property developer and billionaire Cecil Chao, who offered any man $65 million to court and marry his lesbian daughter, after she had eloped with her girlfriend to France.

Baron Cohen is set to produce the film through his company Four By Two Films and could potentially star in it, as well. It is not known whether Baron Cohen would take on the role as the title character, but playing a lesbian wouldn’t be a stretch for the 40-year-old, who is no stranger to shock value comedy.

According to Paramount, no writer has been attached to the film.

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