Nothing says Thanksgiving like Bruno [poll]
When you count your blessings over the Thanksgiving holiday, being grateful for Sacha Baron Cohen may not be at the top your--or anyone else's--list. But a close examination of next week's family movies shows that the star of "Brüno" and "Borat" has direct ties to all three of the PG-rated titles opening Wednesday.
The most obvious case is "Hugo," director Martin Scorsese's adaptation of "The Invention of Hugo Cabret." The "Raging Bull" director cast Cohen as the story's station inspector, and even gave the character a bit of a love story.
"Arthur Christmas," a new holiday story looking at the real inner workings of the North Pole, was written by Peter Baynham, a screenwriter on "Brüno" and "Borat."
Finally, "The Muppets," an update on the legendary puppets, was directed by James Bobin, who directed numerous episodes of Cohen's "Da Ali G. Show."
Photo of Sacha Baron Cohen in "Brüno." Credit: Universal Pictures