MOSCOW, February 17. /TASS/. British actor Sacha Baron Cohen has cancelled his visit to Russia in the framework of The Brothers Grimsby premiere scheduled for February 18, the film’s distributor told TASS on Wednesday.
"Unexpectedly for Columbia Pictures studio, British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen cancelled his flight on a private plane to Moscow just several hours before the planned departure," the distributor said. "We regret to inform that we had to cancel the photo-call and press conference for the film," he added.
The Brothers Grimsby will hit the screens on March 11 in the United States and on March 10 in Russia. The film, directed by Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, Clash of the Titans, The Transporter), also stars Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes, Kingsman: The Secret Service), Penelope Cruz (The Counselor, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Isla Fisher (The Great Gatsby, Now You See Me), Rebel Wilson (Bachelorette, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb), and others. The film is rated 18+ for Russia.
Cohen, 44, is famous for his films Borat, Bruno, and The Dictator.