Untitled Freddie Mercury Biopic

Movie information

Release Date: to be announced

Production Companies:
GK Films, Tribeca Productions, Queen Films

Status: Pre-production (filming starts 2011)

Sacha Baron Cohen

Screenwriter: Peter Morgan

Genre: Drama, Music, Bio
About the film:
The story will focus on the Freddie Mercury years leading up to Queen's appearance at the Live Aid concert in 1985.

Project Timeline:
Sep. 16, 2010: Project announced. Writer: Peter Morgan, Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen

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AnimalMD – Columbus, Ohio
March 03, 2011 - 19:24
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