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‘Borat’ star Sasha Baron Cohen to play Freddie Mercury

17 September 2010 No Comment

‘Borat’/’Bruno’/ Ali G funny man Sasha Baron Cohen has been tapped to play legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a biopic of the late stars life. The film does not have a title, director or release date, but has a distributor – GK Films – and the backing of Queen’s surviving members Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.
“We have Sacha Baron Cohen, which will probably be a shock to a lot of people, but he’s been talking with us for a long time” May recently told the press. Frost/Nixon scribe Peter Morgan is writing the screenplay, and will focus on the period leading up to Live Aid in 1985. Production is slated to begin next year.

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