Long Live the Queen
Freddie Mercury may have been dead for nearly sixteen years, but his memory is alive and well in Hollywood. Spin Magazine announced that Borat star, Sacha Baron Cohen, will portray Mercury in an upcoming movie. The look of the Borat character was based on Freddie Mercury. Cohen beat out Johnny Depp for the lead role. Initially, I wondered how Johnny Depp could even be considered, but then I remembered what Depp looked like in Donnie Brasco. Slap a mustache on Donnie Brasco and you've got Freddie Mercury. The third pic down is my very poorly photoshopped version of what Johnny Depp would have looked like as Mercury.
In addition to the film about Freddie, George Clooney can be seen in Oceans Thirteen wearing a disguise that is obviously inspired by Freddie Mercury. I haven't seen the movie, so I don't know if it is mentioned in the film or not, but it's too good of a likeness to be an accident. The only thing missing is a pair of Ray Bans. The final pic in the strip is of Clooney dressed like Mercury. Click the pic to enlarge the images.
From Spin Magazine: (click here to visit the website)
Sacha Baron Cohen, the hirsute and comical actor from faux-doc blockbuster Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, has signed to on to portray flamboyant Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a forthcoming yet-to-be titled film, the U.K.'s Mirror reports. Cohen, 35, reportedly nudged out Johnny Depp for the role, which will depict Mercury's music, wild lifestyle, and untimely death in 1991 at the age of 45, due to an AIDS-related illness. "Film makers are working flat out to get the best possible script," an unidentified source told the Mirror. "Sacha loves the idea he can get away with playing Freddie after modeling Borat's look on him." But tickling our thinker is who will be cast to play the part of Queen axeman Brian May and shred out his mountainous rock solos. Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother's got the hair.