Inspired by a billionaire who offered £40 million to any man able to woo his lesbian daughter
Sacha Baron Cohen is apparently planning a new comedy film called The Lesbian.
According to Deadline, the film is inspired by the real-life story of Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao, who has offered HK$500 million (£40 million) to any man able to woo and marry his lesbian daughter. Recently, Chao’s daughter was reported to have entered into a civil partnership with her longtime girlfriend.
Baron Cohen and his Four By Two Films production company are now developing the project for Paramount Pictures. It is believed that the actor plans to star as the billionaire father.
Baron Cohen’s most recent film, The Dictator, came out earlier this year (2012). It starred the provocative comic as Admiral General Aladeen, the fascist leader of the fictional Republic of Wadiya. You can watch the trailer below.
Baron Cohen previously wrote and starred in the movies Brüno, Borat and Ali G Indahouse. He has also taken supporting roles in several other films, including Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, and will be seen in the big screen version of Les Misérables, which is due this December.