Yes folks, you’ve read that headline right. Sacha Baron Cohen has been casted to play the great singer Freddie Mercury in an upcoming Queen biopic. The film will be written by Peter Morgan, who has also wrote for films such as The Queen and Frost/Nixon. Also, the remaining members of the band has formed a company to be part of the project. The film may be released sometime in 2011.
While I didn’t like the idea when I first read about this, I later came to realize that this may work for the best after doing some thinking (that’s right, fat boy here can think). I think Cohen can definitely get the look down and that maybe, just maybe, will be able to do the singing (hey, I watched him on Sweeny Todd and thought he did okay).
What do y’all think about this casting news? Can you imagine Borat singing Flash! or does the thought of that disgust you? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment.