CAA just announced internally that Sacha Baron Cohen has signed with CAA. The news comes just as he hits the big screen this Memorial Day weekend frame with Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass opposite Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Mia Wasikowska.
Baron Cohen of course created the characters of Ali G, Borat and Brüno and is pretty much the best awards-show presenter going today. His recent film credits include The Brothers Grimsby, which he also produced and co-wrote. His production company Four by Two Films headed by Todd Schulman is executive producing the upcoming Amazon series Highston, which begins production later this year.
Baron Cohen, who had been with WME, continues to be repped by attorney Matt Johnson at Ziffren Brittenham.