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Sacha Baron Cohen To Begin Filming Freddie Mercury Biopic

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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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11 comments to “Sacha Baron Cohen To Begin Filming Freddie Mercury Biopic”



  1. 1

    Great choice. Adam Lambert would have been good for the singing part, but I don't know about the acting.

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    2

    "perfect casting"??? That remains to be seen. It is going to be perfect or a perfect disaster. There are a lot of Freddie fans out there that will want to see this handled with care.



  3. 3

    Queen's my second favorite band, and "Innuendo" is my second favorite album.



  4. 4

    I would to see him act after seeing him in Sweeny Todd, Bruno and others. Haven't seen Borat yet though.



  5. 5

    Re: AerosmithMJ – You are not missing anything. Borat was SO not funny.



  6. 6

    Re: teeter totter – or you just have a SOH bypass. Borat was hysterical, fresh and a massive global hit. Its genius.



  7. 7

    I'm sorry, but this is so wrong on so many levels. That just isn't going to work out well at all. He's too tall, the ethnicity is wrong, and just doesn't have that charisma. I think it's going to be a complete disaster.



  8. 8

    If you've ever seen pix of them side by side (and I mean a serious pic, not Nonsense McLunatic things), there's a REAL resemblance. It could be good and it could launch Borat away from his dopey crap.



  9. 9

    LOL oh yeah… perfect casting indeed. Freddie Mercury was a great musician and Cohen rolled about with a nasty fat guy on film. yeah….. great casting.



  10. 10

    I so don't think Sacha is worthy of the part of Freddie Mercury at all…I am sure there is a totally UNKNOWN out there that could do a much better job. And god forbid if they let Sacha do any signing, it will be terrible!!



  11. 11

    perfect casting? ughh again, perezita knows nothing abt the originals…