Re: Johnny Depp to portray Freddie Mercury in new biopic?
Sacha Baron Cohen set for Freddie Mercury biopic
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LONDON – "Borat" star Sacha Baron Cohen has been signed up to star in a movie about flamboyant rock star Freddie Mercury, producers said Friday.
Peter Morgan, who wrote "The Queen," is working on a screenplay about the frontman of the band Queen, who died of AIDS-related causes in 1991.
The as-yet-untitled film will climax with Queen's barnstorming appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert in London. ...
The original story (check link) has more. Cohen seems like a better fit than Depp anyway.
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."