Mercury film confirmed with Sacha Baron Cohen
May comments that he met with Roger Taylor and Jim Beach to discuss the current state of play with Queen, but mainly to discuss the rumoured Freddie Mercury film. “Much of our discussion was about contractual things – it’s pretty complex and determining who is responsible for what. The pieces are all falling into place, though we are now on a slightly later schedule – filming is now scheduled to start in the Spring (2013), with Sacha Baron Cohen playing Freddie. The film should be ready for release early in 2014.
We did make some other plans, but they will have to stay under wraps for now. Being in Queen is – bizarrely – as full of surprising twists and turns as ever – 40 years since we first got together, and 20 years after losing Freddie. But of course Freddie is in so many ways very much alive. He must be wryly smiling somewhere!”
There hasn’t been a title confirmed for the film as yet.
The 6ft 3″ star due to play Mercury is yet to comment. Hopefully we won’t be given the lumo mankini treatment again.
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