Sacha Baron Cohen to Star as Freddie Mercury! 


From "Borat" to "Bruno," and now to Freddie Mercury, Sacha Baron Cohen has signed on to star in a movie about the great Queen frontman. Scriptwriter Peter Morgan, the guy who gave us "The Queen," is tackling music royalty Queen and the flamboyant superstar Mercury who died of AIDS-related causes in 1991.

The still untitled project will end with Queen's memorable performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert.

GK Films is producing with Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions and Queen Films. There's no director attached yet, but production is due to start next year.

Apparently, the band is 100% behind the project, and I think Cohen is perfect casting! He has facial similarities with the singer, and the comedian has proven he could sing with his performance in Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd."

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