Sacha Baron Cohen to play Freddie Mercury
Sacha Baron Cohen with his wife Isla Fisher
Sacha Baron Cohen is to take on the role of the legendary Queen singer Freddie Mercury.
The Ali G comedian will star in a film scripted by The Queen writer Peter Morgan.
Queen guitarist Brian May said Mr Baron Cohen had been interested in the role for some time
The film’s producer Graham King said: “With Sacha in the starring role, coupled with Peter's screenplay and the support of Queen, we have the perfect combination to tell the real story behind their success”.