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(Contact Music)   Director leaves Freddie Mercury biopic, and audiences get one step closer to never having to see this movie   (contactmusic.com) divider line 20
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2014-03-14 08:23:46 AM
I really thought Sony would not let him go.
 
2014-03-14 08:30:14 AM
Meh, that film died when Sacha Baron Cohen quit. It could have been the closest he will ever get to an Oscar. I honestly believe he would have killed it in that role.
 
2014-03-14 08:52:19 AM

sammyk: Meh, that film died when Sacha Baron Cohen quit. It could have been the closest he will ever get to an Oscar. I honestly believe he would have killed it in that role.


As I recall, they replaced Sacha Baron Cohen with the incompetent Q from Skyfall.

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2014-03-14 09:08:17 AM

sammyk: Meh, that film died when Sacha Baron Cohen quit. It could have been the closest he will ever get to an Oscar. I honestly believe he would have killed it in that role.


Agreed. Also the surviving members of queen wanted to white wash mercury's life. Who wants that?
 
2014-03-14 10:01:11 AM

RexTalionis: sammyk: Meh, that film died when Sacha Baron Cohen quit. It could have been the closest he will ever get to an Oscar. I honestly believe he would have killed it in that role.

As I recall, they replaced Sacha Baron Cohen with the incompetent Q from Skyfall.

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No it's fine guys, I'll just attach the laptop of the guy who managed to hack into our agency to our internal security network.
 
2014-03-14 10:27:13 AM

Ambivalence: sammyk: Meh, that film died when Sacha Baron Cohen quit. It could have been the closest he will ever get to an Oscar. I honestly believe he would have killed it in that role.

Agreed. Also the surviving members of queen wanted to white wash mercury's life. Who wants that?


For this film to work they need Cohen to star and Steven Soderbergh to direct.
 
2014-03-14 10:27:25 AM
I love Whishaw but he seems ill-suited for this role.
 
2014-03-14 11:56:07 AM
For this film to work the surviving members of Queen need to shut the hell up and fark off the project.
 
2014-03-14 12:15:03 PM

sammyk: Meh, that film died when Sacha Baron Cohen quit. It could have been the closest he will ever get to an Oscar. I honestly believe he would have killed it in that role.


bears repeating...
 
2014-03-14 12:28:33 PM
And we didn't that could really happen with Sacha

I he could have been really good in that role.
 
2014-03-14 12:44:36 PM
May said: "What led us to that conclusion was the last three movies that he's [Cohen] made - The Dictator, Les Miserables and Hugo - in which he makes outstanding performances, but they're very much Sacha Baron Cohen performances.And we thought there has to be no distraction in the Freddie movie. You have to really suspend that disbelief - the man who plays Freddie, you have to really believe is Freddie. And we didn't that could really happen with Sacha."

You know, short of bringing Freddie Mercury himself back from the farking grave, you're just going to have to deal with the fact that no actor today is going to be able to convince 100% of the audience for this that they are him.
 
2014-03-14 01:33:18 PM

stonelotus: And we didn't that could really happen with Sacha

I he could have been really good in that role.


I for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-03-14 02:29:49 PM
"Director leaves Freddie Mercury biopic, and audiences get one step closer to never having to see this movie  ".


Does the subby have some inside info that Chester Bennington will be playing Freddy?
 
2014-03-14 03:06:01 PM
So the band is leaving everyone...Under Pressure?

/Don't stop me now...
 
2014-03-14 04:34:41 PM
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May and Taylor have cursed this project.
 
2014-03-14 05:09:27 PM

Shadowtag: So the band is leaving everyone...Under Pressure?

/Don't stop me now...


Director just wanted to break free
 
2014-03-14 05:11:52 PM

Ambivalence: sammyk: Meh, that film died when Sacha Baron Cohen quit. It could have been the closest he will ever get to an Oscar. I honestly believe he would have killed it in that role.

Agreed. Also the surviving members of queen wanted to white wash mercury's life. Who wants that?


This ^^^.

With how over-the-top and showy Freddie was, I would think he would approve of SBC playing him in a movie. Because, well, SBC is also showy and over-the-top.

SBC is also a near-doppelganger for Freddie. That is all.

/looked forward to this movie when I heard about it
//no more
 
2014-03-14 05:36:52 PM
No thank you. Shelve the idea, and walk away.
 
2014-03-14 05:38:09 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: May said: "What led us to that conclusion was the last three movies that he's [Cohen] made - The Dictator, Les Miserables and Hugo - in which he makes outstanding performances, but they're very much Sacha Baron Cohen performances.And we thought there has to be no distraction in the Freddie movie. You have to really suspend that disbelief - the man who plays Freddie, you have to really believe is Freddie. And we didn't that could really happen with Sacha."

You know, short of bringing Freddie Mercury himself back from the farking grave, you're just going to have to deal with the fact that no actor today is going to be able to convince 100% of the audience for this that they are him.


THIS!

SBC was, perhaps, the only actor who could have come close to bring the right mix of showmanship and quiet that would presumably be needed to portray Mercury - and I think SBC had the chops for it.  As for vocals...I don't see how, no matter who got picked...that they don't get dubbed.  You just can't recreate that voice, and it's always going to fall short.
 
2014-03-14 07:54:48 PM

BeatrixK: The My Little Pony Killer: May said: "What led us to that conclusion was the last three movies that he's [Cohen] made - The Dictator, Les Miserables and Hugo - in which he makes outstanding performances, but they're very much Sacha Baron Cohen performances.And we thought there has to be no distraction in the Freddie movie. You have to really suspend that disbelief - the man who plays Freddie, you have to really believe is Freddie. And we didn't that could really happen with Sacha."

You know, short of bringing Freddie Mercury himself back from the farking grave, you're just going to have to deal with the fact that no actor today is going to be able to convince 100% of the audience for this that they are him.

THIS!

SBC was, perhaps, the only actor who could have come close to bring the right mix of showmanship and quiet that would presumably be needed to portray Mercury - and I think SBC had the chops for it.  As for vocals...I don't see how, no matter who got picked...that they don't get dubbed.  You just can't recreate that voice, and it's always going to fall short.


Very true.  Though I will point out that there is one flukey problem with SBC: He's waaaay too tall to be playing Freddie.  It'd be camera tricks out the ass to pull it off.

Either way, at this point, short of Brian and (I'd imagine even moreso) Roger passing away, I don't see this pic ever getting made.

\I don't know, I just think it's gotta be more Roger's doing than Brian's
\\and Lord knows John's long since taken his hands off of the entire post-Freddie "Queen" franchise
 
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