Variety say that Fox Atomic has acquired Accidentes, a pitch that Sacha Baron Cohen will produce with an eye toward starring in it as an ambulance-chasing personal injury lawyer. The comedy will be written by Peter Baynham, who wrote Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan with Cohen and earned an Oscar nomination.
The protagonist will be a lawyer of Latin descent who transforms from contingency attorney to hero of the working class when he helps an immigrant win a judgment against his wealthy employer after a landscaping mishap. He also becomes the enemy of L.A.’s power elite.
Sacha Baron Cohen is currently finishing up work on Bruno which will be released on May 15th 2009.