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SACHA BARON COHEN To Play FREDDIE MERCURY In Upcoming Film – BRIAN MAY, ROGER TAYLOR Endorse

September 17, 2010

FREDDIE MERCURY and SACHA BARON COHEN


Source: Telegraph.co.uk, GossipCop.com

The comedian behind Ali G and Borat will star as the flamboyant musician in a film tracking the build up to the band’s memorable performance at Live Aid in 1985.

The film, being scripted by Peter Morgan, who wrote THE QUEEN, THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, and THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, will tell the story of Queen’s early years, leading pretty much up to the band’s triumphant performance at Live Aid in 1985.

It will not focus, according to Deadline, on Mercury’s last years and battle with AIDS.

The project has the backing of Mercury’s surviving band mates – guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor are both on board as musical consultants. May disclosed that Baron Cohen had first expressed interest in the part two years ago.

“We have Sacha Baron Cohen, which will probably be a shock to a lot of people, but he’s been talking with us for a long time.”

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