Monday, May 7, 2007
Hmm...Interesting to say the least
Not so sure how i feel about this one at all. Yes-yes, i LOVE Sacha Baron Cohen. I have watched Da Ali G show since it first debuted on HBO back in 2000'ish?-can't remember the exact year! i know-i know! And i don't think i could have disliked Borat even if i wanted to. But Sacha beating out my beloved Johny Depp? Really?! Come on-Johnny Depp can do ANYTHING. Yes, anything folks-try him. "Sacha Baron Cohen has signed on to portray Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a forthcoming film.
The actor, widely known for his Borat and Ali G characters, has agreed to play the flamboyant singer in the as-yet-untitled biopic. The film will chronicle Mercury's music, lifestyle and untimely death in 1991 due to AIDS complications. Cohen beat out actor Johnny Depp to the role, according to the Mirror. "Film makers are working flat out to get the best possible script," said an unidentified source. "Sacha loves the idea he can get away with playing Freddie after modelling Borat's look on him." (Via NME).