|Release Date: to be announced|
GK Films, Tribeca Productions, Queen Films
Status: Pre-production (filming starts 2011)
Sacha Baron Cohen
Screenwriter: Peter Morgan
Genre: Drama, Music, Bio
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March 04, 2011 - 00:24
Subject: Sacha over Johnny?
I really enjoy SBC in his movies and he does bear some resemblance to Freddie Mercury but I can't see anyone doing a better job at capturing the true essence of Mercury than Johnny Depp. I am really disappointed that Depp will not be taking on this role. I'm sure Cohen will do a great job and other than Depp, I can't think of anyone that could begin to take on portraying someone as unique and charismatic as Mercury. He was the most captivating musician/showman I have ever seen just as Depp is the most brilliant actor of our time. If Depp had taken this role, I think we would have felt like we were watching Freddie Mercury himself on the screen. Only time will tell if this will be a good movie about Mercury's life or a performance no one ever forgets. Once you have seen Freddie Mercury perform, you never forget it. I hope the movie makes me walk away feeling the same