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McShane and Harewood join Grimsby

Ian McShane and David Harewood have joined the cast of Sacha Baron Cohen's new spoof spy film Grimsby.

Johnny Vegas and Gabourey Sidibe have also boarded the comedy, inspired by James Bond, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Grimsby - co-written and produced by Sacha - sees the Ali G star play a reformed football hooligan forced to go on the run with his brother - a suave secret agent played by Mark Strong.

The film will be helmed by Louis Leterrier, who recently directed Baron Cohen's wife Isla Fisher in magician crime thriller Now Your See Me.

The roles the new cast members will play have not been revealed.

While northern comedian Johnny has appeared in several BBC sitcoms and in British films, such as Kinky Boots and The Harry Hill Movie, this will be his first role in a Hollywood thriller.

Fellow Brit Ian will be seen in Brett Ratner's Hercules opposite Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, while David is due to appear in films SuperBob and Free In Deed, following his departure from hit drama Homeland.

Gabourey - currently the only American cast member confirmed - rose to fame for her Oscar-nominated performance in 2009's Precious and most recently appeared in TV show American Horror Story.

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