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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 18:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard that Johnny Deep may take the role. Saw on the net that rumors about Sacha Baron Cohen are not true.


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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 18:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i hope its someone from iran, would be fake to take a white guy


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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 18:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes I think that they should take someone who really looks like Freddie, someone who is never heard of.


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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ONLY FREDDIE COULD PLAY HIMSELF ANYONE ELSE WILL PALE IN COMPARISON

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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 18:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

TRUE! But if they are making movie, they should take someone who really can take that role, I don't like idea of Sacha and Johnny...But if I need to chose one of them-Johnny. With moustache and make up, he would look more like Freddie than Sacha....But as I said, I don't like idea of Sacha and Johnny. . .


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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 19:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is my concern, as well. While I find the idea of a biopic about Freddie exciting, I simply cannot imagine who could possibly capture Freddie's character adequately. Such an unlikely combination of power and delicacy, rock star charisma and, well...geekiness(I mean this in the best possible way), genius and simplicity.

I just really can't imagine that this will be an easy role to cast. I hope they do give it considerable thought.

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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 19:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Yes I think that they should take someone who really looks like Freddie, someone who is never heard of.



Agreed. It should be an unknown, but I don't think Freddie would have wanted a movie done about his life, since he was such a private person and all...


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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 19:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes he was really private pearson, and I don't like the idea that actor must sing for the role because no-one can sing like Freddie. If they chose someone, they should put playback in singing scens......


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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 19:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The advantage of having a famous actor playing Freddie is that a lot of people who ignore Queen´s music (but are, for example, Johnny Depp fans) would get into the Queen world...!

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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 20:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd rather not see it.

But if it has to be done, then it's gotta be Depp.


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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 20:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read in an interview (between the director of the upcoming movie and some other guy) that for the segments of the movie where singing is required the actor will NOT be singing. Instead there will be the original vocals from the real Freddie Mercury. I believe you can find the link to the interview in the news section of this website.

Upon the subject of who should play the role of the late great Freddie Mercury, I prefer somebody lesser known. Preferably somebody who is a REAL fan.


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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 20:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that it should be someone unknown who looks like Freddie, as I said before. I'm exciting about that movie, but at the same time angry because I know Freddie wouldn't like it.... And I bet when I see the all thing, I will be much more angry because they will do all rong, no one can do role of Freddie :(


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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 20:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have faith, Killer Queen. Personally, I don't believe Freddie Mercury would be dissapointed or even disturbed that there would be a movie about him. It's probable that he would have been quite flattered. I mean, yes, he was a private man, but it's not like the movie is going to flash about home videos of him in a bubble bath.


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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 20:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But you know that Freddie's treasure was his PRIVACY, in this movie, a lot of things will come out, maybe some that are not true.



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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 20:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure the rest of Queen are examining this film from every angle possible, therefore I highly doubt this movie will corrupt Freddie Mercury in any way.

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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 20:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Time shall tell.


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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 20:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know, just hope that they will find the right actor for this movie


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Posted: 10 Aug 07, 21:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

50 of your English pounds sterling says the movie will never happen.


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Posted: 11 Aug 07, 03:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This thread already annoys me.


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Posted: 11 Aug 07, 03:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RETROLOVE<h6>The Black Queen wrote:

*Killer Queen* wrote:

Yes I think that they should take someone who really looks like Freddie, someone who is never heard of.



Agreed. It should be an unknown, but I don't think Freddie would have wanted a movie done about his life, since he was such a private person and all...


Fuck Fred, they should make it anyway! =P


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