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Posted: 04 May 07, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So Sacha Baron Cohen aka Ali G aka Borat is to play Freddie in the upcoming movie (no joke).
According to this mornings Daily Mirror he's beaten the likes of Johny Depp to the part.

Sounds a bizare choice, sure he could pull off the extravert funny side of Freddie, but playing a man dying of Aids must be something beyond his limited acting abilities. Thoughts?

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Posted: 04 May 07, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"no joke" and "Daily Mirror" in the same sentence?

Wave goodbye to your credibility

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Posted: 04 May 07, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Limited acting abilities? He's playing his roles perfectly. But can he play a serious role? I don't know.

I still can't believe it, but it's an interesting thought. At least he looks like him.


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Posted: 04 May 07, 18:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He looks like him in the mustache years, but wouldn't pull of the '70s cool leather Freddie :) I say get someone hotter like Johnny Depp even though he doesn't really look like him.


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Posted: 04 May 07, 18:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll believe it when I see it...given the source of the article. Sacha Cohen is a great comedic characte r actor. But, as was established before? Can he play a serious role? It will be interesting to see. Personally I don't want to see him playing Freddie.


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Posted: 04 May 07, 22:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1558875/story.jhtml

I've put this on the other thread too.
Sorry, but Ali G won't be playing Freddie


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Posted: 08 May 07, 10:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This could go on and on for years with different names being put forward (I guess it already has!)

I remember the Evita film and who will play her doing the rounds for years before Madonna was finally chosen and even heard of.

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Posted: 08 May 07, 12:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

would mika be any good do you think?


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Posted: 08 May 07, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about Ron Jeremy?

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Posted: 08 May 07, 13:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

or tom selleck


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Posted: 09 May 07, 07:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Will any actor be accepted by the fans? I thought Val Kilmer was good as Jim Morrison and Joaquin Phoenix was just awesome as Johnny Cash. But I see myself sitting in the cinema mumbling: "Oh no it was not like that at all .. this is the wrong year... this is the wrong place" etc etc. Maybe we will have a thread "The 1001 mistakes in the Freddie biopicture" on Queenzone.


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Posted: 09 May 07, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


And they could call the movie:

'Cultural learnings of Freddie Mercury for make benefit glorious nation of Tanzania'.




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Posted: 09 May 07, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Baron Cohen could probably pull the role off. However no-one has thought about the problems associated with his height! He is at least 6 4' which is a good 7 or 8 inches taller than Freddie was.
My question is - How tall would the actor who plays Brian May have to be for the band to look anything like they did?
Is the guy who played Jaws in the Bond films still alive?

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Posted: 09 May 07, 15:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bob M wrote:

Baron Cohen could probably pull the role off. However no-one has thought about the problems associated with his height! He is at least 6 4' which is a good 7 or 8 inches taller than Freddie was.
My question is - How tall would the actor who plays Brian May have to be for the band to look anything like they did?
Is the guy who played Jaws in the Bond films still alive?


Yep. At 7'2."
Give him a shoulder length brown curly wig and a guitar and he's all set. LOL!

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Posted: 09 May 07, 23:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

whoever really believed this needs to be hit over the head with a tack hammer...

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Posted: 11 May 07, 09:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that guy from The Mighty Boosh would make a good Freddie, well a 70s one anyway!

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Posted: 31 May 07, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paulos wrote:

So Sacha Baron Cohen aka Ali G aka Borat is to play Freddie in the upcoming movie (no joke).
According to this mornings Daily Mirror he's beaten the likes of Johny Depp to the part.

Sounds a bizare choice, sure he could pull off the extravert funny side of Freddie, but playing a man dying of Aids must be something beyond his limited acting abilities. Thoughts?


Fantasy from a tabloid!! I read the Mirror but sure as hell don't beleive everything it says.

I remember them saying that Dougray Scott had been chosen as the next 007 and we all know what happened about that!!!

I'll wait and see what develops.


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Posted: 31 May 07, 23:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

Will any actor be accepted by the fans? I thought Val Kilmer was good as Jim Morrison and Joaquin Phoenix was just awesome as Johnny Cash. But I see myself sitting in the cinema mumbling: "Oh no it was not like that at all .. this is the wrong year... this is the wrong place" etc etc. Maybe we will have a thread "The 1001 mistakes in the Freddie biopicture" on Queenzone.


Isn't that the truth hun!
I do that already with some stuff, as I'm sure many of us die-hard fans do...

And whoever suggested Vince from THE MIGHTY BOOSH would be an amazing 70's looking Freddie! haha