Sacha Baron Cohen has signed on to play Queen front man Freddie Mercury.
According to Deadline, the film will hit screens some time in 2011. The movie will follow the British rock group during their prime years all the way to their big Live Aid appearance in 1985.
Queen was a very controversial band and Mercury was the most controversial of the band. He died back in 1991 from complications of AIDS.
“Queen is one of the greatest rock bands of all time, and a music brand all unto itself,” GK Film’s Graham King said in a statement Thursday. “Freddie Mercury was an awe-inspiring performer, so with Sacha in the starring role couple with Peter’s screenplay and the support of Queen, we have the perfect combination to tell the real story behind their success.”
This is the perfect role for Sacha Baron Cohen because he actually resembles Mercury