Magazine article Screen International

John Cleese Joins MMG's B Team

Magazine article Screen International

John Cleese Joins MMG's B Team

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EXCLUSIVE: Producer and former Baywatch star Alexandra Paul and Meyers Media Group (MMG) have announced the casting on the spoof spy in the run-up to Cannes.

MMG represents world rights to The B Team and makes its production debut. The company is working with Joseph Cohen of American Entertainment to arrange financing.

UK filmmaker Chris Cottam will direct the fictitious romp about TV actors from a cancelled show who reunite to take down an arch-criminal.

Years after the show was used by the CIA to gather intelligence during promotional tours at the end of the Cold War, the Agency is blackmailed by a villain and discovers he loved the old show.

The Agency summons the actors to get close to the evil-doer and take him down. The conceit of the film, styled in the vein of Austin Powers and Johnny English, is that the show was Baywatch. …

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