Mark Strong is to star alongside Sacha Baron Cohen in spy comedy Grimsby.
The Zero Dark Thirty actor has been cast as a suave secret agent in the film, reported Deadline.
His character is forced to go on the run with his reformed football hooligan brother, the character Sacha was already on board to play.
Grimsby will be directed by Louis Leterrier, who has apparently been pursuing the project for some time.
Borat star Sacha is producing through his Four By Two company along with Eric Fellner of Working Title, and Nira Park of Big Talk Productions.
Mark has several movies coming up including mystery thriller Before I Go To Sleep and historical drama The Imitation Game.