SACHA BARON COHEN WILL ROCK YOU AS FREDDIE MERCURY
Hollywood has been trying for years to get a movie about Queen singer Freddie Mercury made and the last we heard, Johnny Depp was front-runner for the role. Johnny would have been great, but we’re delighted to hear that Sacha Baron Cohen has landed the role! Actually Cohen bears the closest resemblance to Mercury, who was of Indian descent, and born in Zanzibar. And Sacha looks good in spandex, too. Robert DeNiro is one of the producers finally getting this show on the road. The script covers the band’s early formative years up to the magnificent Queen performance for Live Aid in 1985. Freddie died tragically of AIDS in 1991 but his health decline won’t be part of the film – it will end on a high note. Paramount got the rights to the best Queen songs so this will also be a feast for the ears.