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Posted: 16 Sep 10, 18:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aieeee!

It's Ali G innit.

And it'd been greenlit with Peter Morgan scriptwriting and official music from the band.

Great news. Shame no Johnny Depp but Cohen certainly has the look of Fred.

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Posted: 16 Sep 10, 18:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh and before you all start, have a read here:

http://www.deadline.com/2010/09/exclusive-sacha-baron-cohen-set-to-play-queen-singer-freddie-mercury-in-gk-film/

and in the UK press tomorrow. It's happening kids!

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Posted: 16 Sep 10, 18:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As noted in the other Forum:

If true, there's nothing yet on imdb.com about it yet. I'll remain skeptical until I hear something more official. Artists, directors, writers and producers get "announced" attached to projects all the time, a good many either fall-through, change personnel or were total fiction to begin with. 

I guess we just wait and see.

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Posted: 16 Sep 10, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really hope Cohen is not involved in this. He's a talent less C***
Never have, and never will, pay money to see him.


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Posted: 16 Sep 10, 20:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think he could do a great job


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Posted: 16 Sep 10, 22:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Confirmed on Brian May.com http://www.brianmay.com/whatsnew.html


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Posted: 17 Sep 10, 02:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wow !

if the band is involved in the production .. I´m in. I want to believe nor Brian, Roger or Freddie´s state would allow this movie to be portraying Freddie in a wrong way....

As for Sacha Baron .... hummmm .....   for the moment, he´s got my vote !


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Posted: 17 Sep 10, 02:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 17 Sep 10, 02:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 17 Sep 10, 03:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, he resembles him facially, but Baron Cohen is something like 6'3", and Freddie was 5'9".  To get their respective heights right, they'll have to get the jolly green giant to play Brian!!!

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Posted: 17 Sep 10, 03:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In addition, it seems from the press release that the film will only cover the period up to Live Aid.  Seems strange to make a film about Freddie without covering his death, and without possibly their biggest ever tour and final show in 1986??

ps - message to the moderators; any chance that all the 'Freddie Movie' threads could be pulled together in one place?

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Posted: 17 Sep 10, 04:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmsdrums wrote: In addition, it seems from the press release that the film will only cover the period up to Live Aid.  Seems strange to make a film about Freddie without covering his death, and without possibly their biggest ever tour and final show in 1986??

ps - message to the moderators; any chance that all the 'Freddie Movie' threads could be pulled together in one place?

I'm VERY happy they are going this route unlike all the other boring biopics (rise/fall/rise/die) we've seen recently. I mean really, would you rather have a movie end on a sad, somber note with Freddie dying in bed or Live Aid with Freddie, alive and on top of the world rocking away? Now that's a great way to send people out of the theater, feeling positive and happy.

Besides, I'm sure there will be some text at the end......"even though Freddie died of AIDS at the age of 45..." or whatever.

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Posted: 17 Sep 10, 04:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is, like the *proposed* Keith Moon bio-pic that Roger Daltrey has been trying to get off the ground, a disaster waiting to happen.  The film will not attract audiences unless it concentrates on the hedonistic.

The fact that Freddie has a superb voice and was the most dynamic front-man of all time won't be a concern to the casual film-goer.


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Posted: 17 Sep 10, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some video from Brian on BBC.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/9008440.stm


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Posted: 17 Sep 10, 05:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tell me this a joke?.
he is the second unfunnyest man going,cant act and is a complete tosser.
only ricky gervas is less funny than him.
the guy could never pull being freddie,,christ he cant even be himself.
whatever happened to  robert downie junior,he seemed the best choice for the roll.

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Posted: 17 Sep 10, 05:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The flow of the film imho should be as follows;

Complete story set in mid to late 1991 and focusing on Fred and Queen recording songs in Montreux and Freddie at home. The story should use about 4 flashbacks (15mins each) tied into the story of some pivotal points in Freddie's career.

First scene is Freddie backstage at Knebworth showing him being very aware of it probably being his last live performance. (or did he get the bad news in '87?)

Last scene should be Freddie and the guys getting their first chance to record in the studio (Larry Lurex or De Lane Lea, latter would be better) ending with Brian starting the guitar riff which gets the credits rolling...

Would be a worthy storyline.


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Posted: 17 Sep 10, 05:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let's give Sasha a chance guys. He can certainly act like a gay as Bruno....... jokin' :-)

 I would not know another who lokes more like freddie than him. Mika can't act.


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Posted: 17 Sep 10, 07:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmsdrums wrote: Yes, he resembles him facially, but Baron Cohen is something like 6'3", and Freddie was 5'9".  To get their respective heights right, they'll have to get the jolly green giant to play Brian!!!

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I´m sure there are many ways of solving this issue in actual filmmaking. I mean, nor Elijah Wood nor Sean Astin are hobbit-size in real life.


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Posted: 17 Sep 10, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Vali wrote: wow !

if the band is involved in the production .. I´m in. I want to believe nor Brian, Roger or Freddie´s state would allow this movie to be portraying Freddie in a wrong way....

As for Sacha Baron .... hummmm .....   for the moment, he´s got my vote !

I assume you assume John's estate could care less is Freddie is portrayed in a wrong way??


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Posted: 17 Sep 10, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I´ve watched the brian interview, where he said that cohen is the one... and he didnt seemed very happy about it... for his way of saaying it... maybe he doesnt even like him to do it... who is in charge of selecting the actor who will do freddie anyway?