Every since making it big with American audiences, Sacha Baron Cohen has been a hard act to find. Despite creating a cultural phenomenon with Borat, the actor has chosen his roles very carefully and very eclectically. He did do some less than popular follow ups to Borat but he’s also starred in films like Sweeney Todd as well as Hugo and Les Miserables.
His latest non-Borat role will be in the sequel Alice in Wonderland 2, which has been given the official title of Through The Looking Glass. According to Variety, Cohen is in talks to star as the film’s villain, which may still allow him to be goofy but in a darker, more gothic sense.
Sacha Baron Cohen is in early talks to join the cast of Disney’s sequel to “Alice in Wonderland,” “Through the Looking Glass.” Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska will return for the “Alice” sequel, which will be directed by “The Muppets” helmer James Bobin.
Cohen has worked with Depp before on Sweeney Todd and he’s no stranger to big beget films. But the villainous role he’s in talks for means that Cohen has continued to evolve as a talented actor and isn’t just relying on one trick to stay famous.