Friday, September 17, 2010
Freddie Mercury Movie In The Works...
Foxnews: Peter Morgan, who wrote "The Queen," is working on a screenplay about the frontman of the band Queen, who died of AIDS in 1994.
The as-yet-untitled film will climax with Queen's barnstorming appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert in London.
The announcement was made by GK Films, which is producing with Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions and Queen Films.
Production is due to begin next year.
Founded in 1971 by Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor, Queen scored hits with songs including "We Are the Champions," ''We Will Rock You" and "Bohemian Rhapsody."
May told the BBC that the band supports the project.
He said the choice of Baron Cohen, creator of wannabe rapper Ali G, Kazakh journalist Borat and Austrian fashionista Bruno, "will probably be a shock to a lot of people, but he's been talking with us for a long time."
"He's been in on this project since we started talking about it seriously with Peter Morgan a couple of years ago." May said.
If any of you have seen any of the movies that "Borat"/Bruno/Ali G has played in you of course know they can be very very touchy at some points. Now as a true passionate actor I'm not too sure if he can take on playing who some (Including myself) call the best singer in the world on screen. But I can see the similarities so he just might pull this off, if not all hell will absolutely break loose...Now by now on this musical directory we've shown Mr. Mercury plenty of times but to the newbies that either don't remember the golden goose or have never heard of him, Just know we praise him at this school...
(In the lap of the gods)
(Another one bites the dust)