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Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) will play Freddy Mercury

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Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) will play Freddy Mercury

Looks like Sacha Baron Cohen's gonna need to grow that Borat stache; the British comedian, best known for his film "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," is set to star in a biopic of the band Queen. Baron Cohen will play the band's front man, Freddy Mercury, who bears a resemblance to the comedian.

Apparently, Johnny Depp was also up for the role but Baron Cohen won by a nose (pun intended). The film will show the wild life of the gay rock-star who partied until he contracted AIDS and died at age 45.
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I think he'll be able to pull it off.
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He's got the look, but surely they'll have to dub the singing voice - no one could mimic Freddy.
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i'd say he'll be able to pull it off.
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so is this the Bruno movie? ;)
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thats actually a good choice, hope to see some trailer soon :P
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Borat Actor Set to Play Freddie Mercury

Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play Freddie Mercury in a movie about the Queen
singer's life, it has been reported.

The comic - who reportedly based his character Borat's look on the late
music legend - is said to be the front runner to play Freddie seeing off
stiff competition from Johnny Depp.

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A source told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "Filmmakers are working flat
out to get the best possible script. Sacha loves the idea he can get away
with playing Freddie after modeling Borat's look on him."

The movie is being developed by Robert De Niro's company Tribeca
Productions.

Last month, it was reported that 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star Johnny was
in talks to play Freddie.

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'Bohemian Rhapsody' singer Freddie - who passed away aged 45
from an AIDS-related illness in 1991 - was widely considered to be one of
the greatest performers in British rock history.

Sacha, 35 - who is best known for his comic alter-egos Ali G and Borat - is
currently working on Tim Burton's forthcoming movie 'Sweeney Todd'.

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The BAFTA winner is engaged to Australian actress Isla Fisher, 31.

Isla has reportedly converted to Judaism so they can have a traditional
Jewish wedding.
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It could work since he's gay.
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Sacha Baron Cohen Won't Play Freddie Mercury In Queen Biopic
'Borat' actor was rumored to portray late frontman, but publicist tells MTV News that reports are 'absolutely untrue.'

In Hollywood, casting rumors float around every day. Well, "Another One Bites the Dust."

Reports that "Borat" star Sacha Baron Cohen will play legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a musical biopic are "absolutely untrue," the actor's publicist told MTV News.

An unidentified source told Britain's Daily Mirror that "filmmakers are working flat out to get the best possible script. Sacha loves the idea he can get away with playing Freddie after modeling Borat's look on him."

"Pure hokum," the publicist said.

Baron Cohen rose to fame as the racy (and racist) faux reporter Borat in last year's surprise comedy hit "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." The flick won Baron Cohen a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical (see "Knowles, Baron Cohen React To Golden Globe Noms With Surprise, Laughs").

The rumor might have surfaced because the actor can actually sing well. His next project is Tim Burton's musical "Sweeney Todd," alongside Johnny Depp.

Coincidentally enough, it is Depp who has long been considered the leading candidate to play Mercury in a film adaptation of the late singer's life (see "Rock-Star Bios Hit Big Screen: Depp, Myers Working On Queen, Who Films"). The renowned songwriter of international hits like "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Are the Champions" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," Mercury died in 1991 from complications due to AIDS.

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nooooooooo lol
o well i'm just happy about the Freddy mercury movie in general
well depp is a good actor too, but as for the looks, SBC would be the way to go.
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He got the looks down but Sascha is just too tall.

Maybe Tom Cruise?
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I can't remember where the interview was but he basically quit when Queen wanted to get the last part of the movie about themselves after Freddie Mercury passed away which I think is pointless.

It might have been on Jimmy Kimmel.
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Apr 14th, 2016 11:12 am
I can't remember where the interview was but he basically quit when Queen wanted to get the last part of the movie about themselves after Freddie Mercury passed away which I think is pointless.

It might have been on Jimmy Kimmel.
Was mentioned on Howard Stern but of course Stern's bromance Kimmel used it during his interview
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Apr 14th, 2016 11:04 am
Update on the film as Sacha Baron Cohen drops out.
http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/mu ... e-mercury/
Mr. Robot star Rami Malek will portray rock star Freddie Mercury in the long-in-the-works biopic of the band Queen that will be directed by X-Men director Bryan Singer.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/m ... pic-944359

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