Friday, September 17, 2010
According to Deadline, actor Sasha Baron Cohen has just signed to play singer Freddie Mercury on a Biopic about the formative years of the band Queen which led up to their popular appearance at Live Aid in 1985. Apparently the film won't include Mercury's death from complications with AIDS in 1991 or his last days dealing with the illness. The film has acquired the rights to all the band's music but it is still unknown if Mercury's vocals will be used or if they will record the songs with Cohen's voice. Production will start next year, with Robert Deniro being one of the producers of the film.
I think it was about time that someone decided to take Freddie's life to the big screen. He was a musical figure that made a big impact on the world and Queen's songs are still remembered to this day. Let's just hope the movie is well done and portrays the singer and the band realistically.
Publicado por Tanausú Vilches en 10:10 AM