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Sacha Baron Cohen to star as Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by GregC, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
  2. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    I saw that article. I think he'll do a phenomenal job.
  3. He looks a bit like Freddie Mercury and he's smart and talented. Interesting.
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Could be good.
  5. I saw that. He's good but I think the role is a better fit for Jemaine Clement.
  6. yehongxiang


    Dec 15, 2009
    I think this portrayal has potential.
  7. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I can totally see it working. Plus, if you saw the recent remake of Sweeney Todd, you know Sacha can actually sing a lot like Freddie!
  8. sarcastro83


    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    this will fly only if Weird Al can play Brian May.
  9. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Or...King Louis XIV.
  10. sarcastro83


    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    seriously dude, I would watch Weird Al in anything...

    that dude is awesome.
  11. So, let me get this straight:

    Borat is playing Freddie Mercury?
  12. miholc


    Aug 17, 2009
    I hope this is going to happen. I really like Sacha's AliG, Borat, Bruno. Big fan of Queen too!

    So yeah, it gotta happen! Thanks for sharing OP.
  13. Skitch it!

    Skitch it!

    Sep 6, 2010
    IMO He's so good at getting into character, I think he'll do a great job of it :)
  14. Cosmo420


    Sep 10, 2010
    Roanoke, VA
    I think he'll be great. I'm a big fan of his.
  15. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
  16. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    yeah, i know. it was so simple, why did it take so long?

  17. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    He's just as hairy.....mmmmmmmm. ;)
  18. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    oh yeah , this should be good .

    seriously .
    i can't wait to see it .


    Dec 29, 2009
    For as many comedic roles as he does, I think he really has potential here.
  20. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    I'm game for a Queen movie.

    I'm not a Jamie Foxx fan but thought he did a very good job of not annoying me as Ray.
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