Magazine article Screen International

Sacha Baron Cohen to Star in 'The Spy'

Magazine article Screen International

Sacha Baron Cohen to Star in 'The Spy'

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Netflix, France’s OCS channel group partner on dramatic limited series.

Sacha Baron Cohen has been cast as 1960s Israeli spy Eli Cohen in The Spy, the upcoming dramatic limited series for Netflix and French channel group OCS.

Gideon Raff, creator of Prisoners Of War, the Israeli model for US drama Homeland, is writer and director of The Spy and Legende Films and Alain Goldman are producing. The series will debut outside of France on Netflix.

Legendary spy Cohen lived undercover in Damascus in the early 1960s, spying for Israel and embedding himself in Syrian high society. …

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