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Freddie Mercury movie....guess who will star?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by tyler durden 71351, May 4, 2007.

  1. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Borat himself -- Sacha Baron Cohen. From Stereogum.com

    Sacha Baron Cohen has reportedly been tapped to play flamboyant Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic to be produced by Robert DeNiro. (We hear Johnny Depp was the previous frontrunner.) This bit of casting news makes us giddy. But frankly, we don't see the resemblance.
  2. I kinda do, at least moreso than Johnny Depp.
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I can see the resemblence. Johnny woulda been better though, based purely on ability.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yeah, definitely more like Mercury than Depp does...
  5. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Johnny Depp would have been awesome. Freddie Mercury wasn't near as tall as Sacha Baron Cohen, was he?
  6. I'm intrigued to see what Cohen can do with this. But yeah, I'm sure Depp would have been tremendous.
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    That is a horrendous choice. Depp is a great actor....Cohen is a novelty act.
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Hell, put Tim in a mustache and let him play the part. He's great in everything.

    Edit: I meant Tim Curry.
  10. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

  11. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

  12. I dunno. It takes some acting ability to pull off what Cohen has done. But it will be interesting to see what he can do with a serious role.
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