I can't be the only one who's sick of hearing the names Sacha Baron Cohen and Borat. Heck, you'd think the dude was paying us -- we write about him that much. However, his name keeps popping up and it is our duty to inform you of the latest goings on around Hollywood. With that said, Cohen has officially signed on to star opposite Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in
Willy WonkaSweeney Todd, Tim Burton's big screen adaptation of the popular staged musical. We first reported this news last month, but as per usual, it took awhile for things to be cemented in concrete. Cohen's role in the film is pretty small (if you're at all familiar with the source material), as he'll be playing Signor Adolfo Pirelli, Sweeney Todd's nemesis. Production will begin in February.
On the Borat front, it was only a matter of time before folks started talking sequel. Sure, we've mentioned such a thing before, but seeing as the character has been exposed worldwide, you'd think a follow-up film would be impossible. Well, don't tell producer Jay Roach that. In an interview with MTV, he says, "We've talked a lot about [a sequel]. We have talked about ideas to try different stuff. It's definitely more difficult now, and I don't know if it's even possible to out into the world, but we have ideas. We're sneaky, clever people." Hey, if they manage to pull it off (so it's not staged), I'm offering up my first-born child in return. That's right, you heard it here first. Regardless of whether or not we'll get another Borat, Cohen will once again don one of his famous disguises next summer when he begins shooting Bruno.