Clown of cinema enlists ‘Klovn’ creators for some lesbo action

Sacha Baron Cohen has asked Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen to provide a treatment to one of his film scripts, and they have accepted

Ever the clown, be it as Brüno irritating fashionistas at international shows, as Borat collecting his faeces in a bag to take home with him from an American dinner party, or as Ali-G asking Buzz Aldrin “When is man going to walk on da sun?” Sacha Baron Cohen obviously recognised some kindred spirit when he saw the Danish film ‘Klovn’.

According to a report in Variety Magazine, he has approached the two writers of the film’s screenplay, Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam, who also played the movie’s main two characters, to help him pen his next film, ‘The Lesbian’.

According to Variety, Cohen enjoyed ‘Klovn’ so much he travelled to Denmark to persuade the duo in person. And he not only succeeded, but convinced Christensen and Hvam to pause their work on the sequel of ‘Klovn’ to concentrate on ‘The Lesbian’, a film that will be developed by Paramount, and which Cohen will produce and star in.

Cohen wants the pair to give a treatment to a script that he has written along with Ant Hines, a screenwriter who he worked on with ‘Borat’ and ‘Brüno’.

But unlike those two films, which mainly featured a spoof actor interacting with members of the public, ‘The Lesbian’ will be more like Cohen’s films ‘Ali G in da House’ and ‘The Dictator’, which used only actors.

And in what is a huge departure for Cohen, the film is actually based on a real-life story. Last September, a Hong Kong billionaire, Cecil Chao, grabbed the headlines when he offered $65 million to any man who could succeed in marrying his 33-year-old lesbian daughter.

But while Chao’s daughter is in a long-term relationship that has been blessed by the French church, she preferred to see the good in her father’s offer, calling it “entertaining” and herself a “really lucky girl to have such a loving daddy”, according to a British newspaper, the Daily Telegraph.