Filming is now scheduled to start in the Spring, with Sacha Baron Cohen playing Freddie. The film should be ready for release early in 2014.
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.
As a big Sacha Baron Cohen fan and an even bigger Queen fan, I can’t wait for this movie. For my money, Freddie Mercury is the greatest frontman that ever lived. His amazing voice and powerful stage presence were just…wow. I’ve never seen anyone better. I still get chills watching him work the crowd during Live Aid. Watch the performance below and witness Freddie’s glory.
Anyone else amped to watch Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury in the Queen movie?