Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sacha Baron Cohen confirmed to portray Freddie Mercury - Orlando Rock Music Examiner.com

Brian May has confirmed that Sacha Baron Cohen will portray Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic.

You didn't really think I'd let this go at just a news blurb, did yeh?

I mean, we're talking about my favorite band in history, here. EVER. And now I see this?

A lot of people are gonna be pissed. And I can understand why. Me, I'm Not.

I get it. In playing Borat and (much more to the point) Bruno, Cohen can do over-the-top flamboyant. That's been proven. He could probably play the public/performing side of Mercury better than most actors working right now.

Away from all that, though, Mercury was an intensely private person. A little more subdued; not like a night-and-day difference or anything, but certainly not the bombastic force of nature people saw in a public setting. I think Cohen could do that, as well. He seems like a rather underrated actor, truth be told.

I'm looking forward to it, really. Seems like an awful long wait, since they don't even start shooting until next year...

1 comment:

Grimm said...

Well, he's certainly hairy enough for the part.