I could see him in a sequined jumpsuit, singing about fat-bottomed girls.
Ben Whishaw, Who Looks A Little Like Freddie Mercury, Will Play Freddie Mercury In His Biopic
Wednesday, December 11 by

If it’s not an origin story called ‘Mercury Rising’, I’m chucking my laptop against the wall.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Flamboyantly Struts Away From Freddie Mercury Biopic
Tuesday, July 23 by

There just wasn’t enough male nudity for his tastes.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Warming Pipes For Queen Biopic
Wednesday, January 12 by

It looks like Sacha Baron Cohen will be playing it straight(ish) in the newly confirmed Freddie Mercury biopic.

Very Nice: Sacha Baron Cohen to Play Queen Front Man Freddie Mercury
Friday, September 17 by

Sacha Baron Cohen has signed on to play Queen front man Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic, Deadline is reporting. The film will be written by Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), and will be financed by GK Films, in conjunction with several other companies including Queen Films, which is made up of the surviving members of Queen. Production will begin in 2011.

Will Cohen be able to pull off the flamboyantly gay showman that was Freddie Mercury? Considering his character of Brüno makes Mercury look like Pat Robinson, I'm assuming he'll do just fine. In fact, if my understanding of Mercury is accurate, it will be a lot like the Brüno movie, except instead of being Austrian he'll be British, and instead of having a happy ending he'll die of AIDS. Basically Brüno meets Philadelphia.