QUEEN: Sacha Baron Cohen to play Freddie Mercury
Borat as the effervescent Freddie Mercury? Ali G and Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen is to play Freddie Mercury in a film about QUEEN, the rock band’s guitarist Brian May has confirmed to the BBC.
“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,” May told the HARDtalk show. May and QUEEN drummer Roger Taylor will oversee music featured in the film, which will include songs by the band and by Mercury as a solo performer.