Sacha Baron Cohen will play Freddie Mercury

  I love the music of the rock band, Queen. The combination of frontman Freddie Mercury’s vocals and the strumming from Brian May’s guitar makes memorable music whether it is “Bohemian Rhapsody” or “Killer Queen”. Their music has been featured in films such as Shaun of the Dead (“Don’t Stop Me Now) and Highlander (“Play the Game”). There is also rumors are that there will be a Guitar Hero video game based on Queen’s music.

  Now there is news according to Reuters that Borat and Bruno star Sacha Baron Cohen will play Mercury in an untitled drama focusing on his glory days and the days leading up to Queen’s performance at the Live Aide charity concert  in 1985. The film is being written by Peter Morgan (The Queen). 

  Shooting is said to start next year. The project will have the cooperation of Mercury’s estate and the three surviving members of Queen. May and drummer Roger Taylor will supervise the musical content in the film, which will feature the original music of Queen and Mercury’s solo music. I am looking forward to how this film will be made and how Cohen will submerge himself into the role.

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