Sasha Baron Cohen to write, produce, direct and star in Freddy Mercury film

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  1. chapped

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    Queen manager Jim Beach offered up some sage advice to the music industry at last night's Artist and Manager Awards.

    Honoured with the Peter Grant award for outstanding achievement, Beach said he was initially reluctant about accepting, usually preferring to stay behind the scenes.

    "I do feel very strongly that management is a service industry, and managers have tremendous power in this business. But they always must remember that power comes from their artist and not from themselves.

    "Because once a manager begins to feel like he's as big a star as the artist he's managing, he's completely fucked," he said.

    The exec also used his acceptance speech to make "a couple of exclusive announcements" about the future of Queen, "just to show that we have every intention of staying around and not packing it in".

    A Freddie Mercury biopic, that's been under development in Hollywood for around seven years, has now secured its leading star. Sasha Baron Cohen, known for his Ali G persona, will write, produce, direct and star in the film.

    Meanwhile, the writer of Queen-themed musical We Will Rock You, Ben Elton, has already written its sequel, We Will Rock You II.'



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    I for one, welcome my new gay overlords......
     
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    "Robin, I could totally play Freddie Mercury in a movie. Im tall and I love all of Queen's songs, even though I cant remember any song titles off the top of the head. Plus Im into cock. Id be perfect for the role Robin."
     
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    Well that is one way to fuck up Mercury's legacy.
     
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    i bet he will do a great job playing Freddie. He is best at flamboyant characters and Freddie's whole public life was lived over the top.
     
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    wait didn't Aids already do that?
     
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    I thought Cohen had dropped out of the project but I'm glad he is back in because he is perfect for the part.
     
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    Wow. He's Fantastic!
     
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    If he doesn't get a real director it will be shite.
     
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    I love Freddie, but imagine the labor costs for constructing that overbite denture.
     
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    Great casting choice!
     
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    Freddie can't be touched......
    And Borat should just stay his ass away from this.......
    I really miss Freddie........But not enough to buy into this....
     
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    Uncle Freddy Got Fingered
     
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    I see what you did.......But thats a Brit term for quitting.....
     
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    sounds like the worst movie EVER!

    is Howard gonna play Brian May?
    :jj:
     
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