Borat and Ali G creator Sacha Baron Cohen has emerged as the frontrunner to portray Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a biopic produced by Robert De Niro.
The former Habonim youth club member has beaten his Sweeney Todd co-star Johnny Depp to play Mercury, who died from AIDS in 1991, after impressing the film’s producers, reports The Sun.
An insider revealed: “Filmmakers are working flat out to get the best possible script. Sacha loves the idea he can get away with playing Freddie after modelling Borat’s look on him.”
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