Sacha Baron Cohen is mostly known for his comic work and his high-concept pranks, but in the trailer for Netflix’s The Spy, things get serious.

Here’s the official synopsis: “The Spy, starring Sacha Baron Cohen, is inspired by the real-life story of former notorious Mossad agent, Eli Cohen, who successfully goes undercover in Syria and ultimately changed the course of Israel’s history.”

The movie hits Netflix on Sept. 6.