Freddie Mercury + Sacha Baron Cohen – Rock Star Look-Alikes
Late Queen singer Freddie Mercury was known for his flamboyant onstage persona, which included some pretty wild outfits. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen’s character Borat is known for, well … all kinds of wild ridiculousness. Put them together and what do you get? Well, a movie about Freddie Mercury starring Sacha Baron Cohen, for one.
Last year it was announced that Cohen had signed on to portray Mercury in a dramatic feature film focusing on the singer’s years in the spotlight as the frontman of Queen. Producer Graham King has already secured the rights to such Queen classics as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are the Champions’ for the flick, which is slated to hit theaters next year.
We are definitely of the opinion that Cohen can pull off Mercury’s look — he certainly did magical things with spandex when dressed up as Borat — and he did a fine job singing in ‘Sweeney Todd’ (remember that?). Still, Mercury’s rock star shoes are some big ones to fill, and … hey, we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. For now, let’s just stick to the question at hand: