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Russell Brand May Play Borat-like Frenchman in Pierre Pierre

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19:  Russell Brand attends the European Premiere of Arthur at Cineworld 02 on April 19, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Russell Brand;

Russell Brand is considering Pierre Pierre as his next big-screen move, where Showblitz says he'd star as an "obnoxious French nihilist" moving a stolen artwork from Paris to London. The film will come from Larry Charles, best known as deliverer of Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat, Brüno, and The Dictator, as well as a handful of Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes. Brand appeared onscreen just once in 2011 (Arthur) as well as this year (Rock of Ages).

Photo: Chris Jackson