New Movie about Freddie Mercury

  • GQjock

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    Sep 19, 2010 6:22 PM GMT
    Sacha Baron Cohen to Play Freddie Mercury in Biopic
    Brüno star Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play Queen front man Freddie Mercury in a film to begin production in 2011.

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    http://www.advocate.com/Arts_and_Entertainment/Entertainment_News/Sacha_Baron_Cohen_to_Play_Freddie_Mercury/

    I just hope they don't let Sacha Sing ..... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 20, 2010 12:24 AM GMT
    I just hope he doesn't turn it into a stupid comedy. I've never seen any of the guys movies just heard about them so what do I know. If he plays it serious then, from what I can tell, it will be better for him.

    Even if something like this was in it then it could be cool if not overdone. In drag he has a bushy mustache and outside of drag he doesn't. That is just genius.

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    Sep 20, 2010 12:35 AM GMT
    First off, I hate Bruno and Borat...no use....

    BUT, Ive seen Sasha Baron Cohen in Sweeney Todd, and he was completely tolerable...He sang a little too, and he wasnt bad. Im still not his biggest fan, but judging by transformability, a little help from the audio booth, and Sasha going into this role with a mature agenda, I think we'll have a pretty kick-ass film on our hands.
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    Sep 20, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    RoyGBiv79 saidFirst off, I hate Bruno and Borat...no use....

    BUT, Ive seen Sasha Baron Cohen in Sweeney Todd, and he was completely tolerable...He sang a little too, and he wasnt bad. Im still not his biggest fan, but judging by transformability, a little help from the audio booth, and Sasha going into this role with a mature agenda, I think we'll have a pretty kick-ass film on our hands.


    He was the ONLY redeemable quality of that otherwise putrid movie.
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    Sep 20, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    MeOhMy said
    RoyGBiv79 saidFirst off, I hate Bruno and Borat...no use....

    BUT, Ive seen Sasha Baron Cohen in Sweeney Todd, and he was completely tolerable...He sang a little too, and he wasnt bad. Im still not his biggest fan, but judging by transformability, a little help from the audio booth, and Sasha going into this role with a mature agenda, I think we'll have a pretty kick-ass film on our hands.


    He was the ONLY redeemable quality of that otherwise putrid movie.



    awww...I liked it...sorta. haha.
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    Sep 20, 2010 1:07 AM GMT
    RoyGBiv79 said
    MeOhMy said
    RoyGBiv79 saidFirst off, I hate Bruno and Borat...no use....

    BUT, Ive seen Sasha Baron Cohen in Sweeney Todd, and he was completely tolerable...He sang a little too, and he wasnt bad. Im still not his biggest fan, but judging by transformability, a little help from the audio booth, and Sasha going into this role with a mature agenda, I think we'll have a pretty kick-ass film on our hands.


    He was the ONLY redeemable quality of that otherwise putrid movie.



    awww...I liked it...sorta. haha.


    *sigh*

    I considered walking out of the movie theatre, but I had no where else to go. So I stayed, and suffered. Then I went and saw Tim Burton's recent cinematic abortion, Alive in Wonderland, which made Sweeny Todd look Academy Award-worthy.

    ooooh, how I miss the Tim Burton of a decade ago. Edward Scissorhands is still amazing... but I think Burton has lost his art for the moment.
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    Sep 20, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
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    *sigh*

    I considered walking out of the movie theatre, but I had no where else to go. So I stayed, and suffered. Then I went and saw Tim Burton's recent cinematic abortion, Alive in Wonderland, which made Sweeny Todd look Academy Award-worthy.

    ooooh, how I miss the Tim Burton of a decade ago. Edward Scissorhands is still amazing... but I think Burton has lost his art for the moment. [/quote]


    I have to agree, the 1980s'-90s Burton was amazing...maybe thats why I havent been as harsh on him as of late...I know theres amazingness waiting to pop its head out once again......and honestly, I liked Alice in Wonderland, but I was really stoned....and he lost me at the dance number at the end.
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    Sep 20, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    RoyGBiv79 said[quote]

    *sigh*

    I considered walking out of the movie theatre, but I had no where else to go. So I stayed, and suffered. Then I went and saw Tim Burton's recent cinematic abortion, Alive in Wonderland, which made Sweeny Todd look Academy Award-worthy.

    ooooh, how I miss the Tim Burton of a decade ago. Edward Scissorhands is still amazing... but I think Burton has lost his art for the moment.



    I have to agree, the 1980s'-90s Burton was amazing...maybe thats why I havent been as harsh on him as of late...I know theres amazingness waiting to pop its head out once again......and honestly, I liked Alice in Wonderland, but I was really stoned....and he lost me at the dance number at the end. [/quote]

    haha, well I was really stoned, too... but that's why I was like, "Am I just really stoned or is this movie THIS bad?" haha

    But yeah, I keep seeing his movies because I keep thinking of the classic Burton and just hope I'll see it again....
  • mynyun

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    Sep 20, 2010 10:12 AM GMT
    I always wondered if they would do a movie about Freddy Mercury. Now my question is answered.

    They should let me play him though. LoL. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 21, 2010 12:57 AM GMT
    MeOhMy said
    RoyGBiv79 said[quote]

    *sigh*

    I considered walking out of the movie theatre, but I had no where else to go. So I stayed, and suffered. Then I went and saw Tim Burton's recent cinematic abortion, Alive in Wonderland, which made Sweeny Todd look Academy Award-worthy.

    ooooh, how I miss the Tim Burton of a decade ago. Edward Scissorhands is still amazing... but I think Burton has lost his art for the moment.



    I have to agree, the 1980s'-90s Burton was amazing...maybe thats why I havent been as harsh on him as of late...I know theres amazingness waiting to pop its head out once again......and honestly, I liked Alice in Wonderland, but I was really stoned....and he lost me at the dance number at the end.


    haha, well I was really stoned, too... but that's why I was like, "Am I just really stoned or is this movie THIS bad?" haha

    But yeah, I keep seeing his movies because I keep thinking of the classic Burton and just hope I'll see it again.... [/quote]

    The movie was THAT BAD......uggg

    In terms of this movie, I think people forget that comedians can do dramatic roles as well.....best example is still Jamie Foxx...who did Booty Call...and won an Oscar for Ray. I think Sascha Baron Cohen will be able to do the dramatic aspects of this very well and not turn it into a comedy at all.

    What part did he play in Sweeney Todd? Which I liked by the way...having never seen the play
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    Sep 22, 2010 1:06 AM GMT
    I imagine its not going to be a comedy. I can't wait until it comes out I can see Sacha doing a good job (except for the vocals not much people can match Freddie's vocals). I love me some Queen.