Sacha Baron Cohen in talks to remake ‘Torrente’

Comedian keen on Spanish action-comedy

Sacha Baron Cohen is in talks to lead a remake of Spanish film Torrente.

The action-comedy film franchise already consists of three movies, with a fourth in the offing, and is the creation of writer-actor Santiago Segura.

In the films, Segura plays Jose Luis Torrente, a fascist, racist, chauvinistic and anti-communist retired cop.

The LA Times reports that Cohen, who is also signed up to play Freddie Mercury in a forthcoming biopic of the Queen singer, has met with representatives from the studio New Line numerous times.

It transpires the actor is keen to keep the remake located in Spain.

The reboot script is currently being worked on by Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel, who are also writing the comedian’s next film, The Dictator.

Cohen is currently filming Martin Scorsese‘s children’s film Hugo Cabret.