British actor Sacha Baron Cohen is set to develop a comedy based on the Hong Kong billionaire who offered millions to the man who could woo his lesbian daughter.
Tentatively titled as ‘The Lesbian’, Cohen will produce and star in the comedy.
Gigi Chao, the 33-year-old publicist in a long-term relationship, has had a deluge of offers from potential male suitors hoping to bag the prize.
She has said she thinks her dad’s HK$500 million (US$65m, £40m, €50m) offer was ‘quite entertaining’, and said he has an ‘interesting interpretation’ of her.
When Chao was asked if her father was upset at her reported PACS in Paris with her partner of seven years, Sean Eav, she said: ‘He loved the attention.’
Cohen’s last film with gay themes, Bruno, drew the ire of the gay community prior to release forcing filmmakers to reshoot scenes from the movie. Even after it was released, it was still deemed offensive by many.
It was also announced that Cohen is also working on a James Bond 007 spoof, another comedy where a spy goes on the run with his football hooligan brother.
‘The Lesbian’ will be produced by Paramount through Cohen’s company Four By Two, and no writer or director is currently attached to the film.