'Borat' to Play Freddie Mercury

Sacha Baron Cohen will star in Queen biopic
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2010 4:23 PM CDT
'Borat' to Play Freddie Mercury
Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury performs in Germany on July 20, 1986.   (AP Photo/Marco Arndt)

Borat mastermind Sacha Baron Cohen will play Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the Queen frontman, Billboard reports. The untitled film will focus on the years before Queen's landmark 1985 performance at a Live Aid concert in London. It begins shooting next year and has the blessing of the three surviving members of the band. Freddie Mercury died of AIDS complications in 1991.
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