Yes, yes, yes. Perfect casting.
Sacha Baron Cohen will begin shooting the Freddie Mercury biopic starting next year, which will be produced by Gangs of New York's Graham King.
King, who is also working with the actor on Martin Scorsese's Hugo, says:
"Who better to play Freddie Mercury than Sacha Baron Cohen? You never know [if a film will actually come together] until it's done, but I'm hoping [he plays the part]. He's so talented, and you see a side to him in Hugo that no one had ever seen before. Very emotional, and very heartfelt."
Who knew that Borat would be qualified to play the legendary Mercury? But, honestly, if you think about it, it's actually perfect. Sacha is a great actor and he obviously has the look. We are SO on board with this. Can't wait for next year!
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