Sacha Baron Cohen is to star in a forthcoming comedy called ‘Greed’, as billionaire, inspired by former BHS owner Sir Philip Green, as Sun reported.
Or, at least inspired by those “billionaire businessmen who shamelessly invest money into offshore tax havens.”
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The 45-year-old British comedian, screenwriter, and producer described Greed as a “satirical take on the world of the super-rich.”
Sir Philip Green, a fashion retailer, the owner of Arcadia Group, that includes Topshop, Topman, Wallis, Evans, Burton, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, and Outfit.
Sacha Baron Cohen / Borat
March 2015, Green sold BHS to Retail Acquisitions Ltd for a nominal price of £1 (One pound). A year later the 165 branches chain store went into administration with 11,000 workers losing their jobs and pensions.
In October last year, the House of Commons approved a measure to ask to strip Green of his knighthood for his role in the downfall of BHS.
Sacha Baron Cohen is known for creating funny fictional characters Borat Sagdiyev, Ali G, Brüno Gehard and Admiral General Aladeen.
Sacha Baron Cohen / Ali G
“Sacha will have an almost uncanny resemblance to Sir Philip and those close to the producers believes it’s more than a nod to him,” an insider told The Sun. “He’ll look more portly, with balding grey hair which is left long at the back. “The transformation will mean nobody will realize it’s Sacha, meaning he’ll be able to get up to his old tricks again.”
Sir Philip Green