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Freddie Mercury Biopic Starring Sacha Baron Cohen to Shoot This Year

January 12, 2011  |  3:39pm
Freddie Mercury Biopic Starring Sacha Baron Cohen to Shoot This Year

Sacha Baron Cohen, creator of eccentric characters and films Borat and Brüno, is almost certainly going to star as Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic, according to a post on the band’s website by guitarist Bryan May. Additionally, it looks like the movie will start shooting in 2011. Writes May:

bq. Work is now fully under way for the much-vaunted feature film on the life of Freddie. Peter Morgan has delivered a first draft of the movie, which everyone is very excited about, and Sacha Baron Cohen is chomping at the bit to get into the role, in a way which certainly would delight Freddie ! The whole team now working on preparing for a shoot later this year, and a release in the late Autumn of 2012.

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