For a while now, Sacha Baron Cohen has been planning a film that’s currently titled The Lesbian. Now the film is moving forward with the news, via Variety, that Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam have been hired to write the script. Cohen decided on them after becoming a fan of their movie, Klown.
The movie will be loosely based on the true story of Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao, who offered a hefty $65 million reward to any man who marries his daughter, even though she’s a lesbian who lives in France with her wife (and has even has the relationship blessed by a French church).
One of the more interesting things about the tale is that Cecil Chao has never even married himself, so it’s not like he’s an avid believer in the institution, it appears he just doesn’t want his offspring to be gay. It’s also known that despite the massive dowry, his daughter remains on good terms with him.
Sacha Baron Cohen is looking to play the billionaire father, so it’s likely there’ll be some racial changes from real life to the movie. Christensen and Hvam will be working from a treatment by Cohen and Art Hines.