The Favourite team of Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone are reuniting for Poor Things, based on the book by Alasdair Gray. The novel is a send-up of Victorian literature and a re-imagining of Frankenstein, in which the monster has been replaced with “Bella Baxter – a beautiful young erotomaniac brought back to life with the brain of an infant.” And you have to admit, that already sounds like a Yorgos Lanthimos movie.
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No, we’re not talking about the long speculated Borat sequel. Ash Baron Cohen is making a movie. That’s right, Sacha Baron Cohen’s brother.
Ash Baron Cohen has actually been directing films since 1995. His previous efforts include Bang, Pups (which starred Micha Barton and Burt Reynolds), and This Girl’s Life (James Wood, Kip Pardue, Rosario Dawson, Michael Rapaport). His first feature, Bang, was named one of the Top 10 films of 1997 by the Los Angeles Times.
Even if you’ve seen one of his films, you probably wouldn’t know it because until know he’s gone under the name “Ash”. Yeah, that’s right – just ASH. I wonder if that will change in the aftermath of Borat’s success.
Let’s take a look at some of Ash’s previous work:
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