Borat To Play Freddie Mercury

Sacha Baron Cohen is going to play the role of Freddie Mercury in the biopic of the Queen frontman’s life. I can dig that. Borat looks amazingly similar to Freddie Mercury. Behold:

Johnny Depp was rumoured to play the role but Cohen – an Englishman and doppelganger – seems a perfect fit. Hopefully he’s got an epic set of lungs.
Rights to the band’s music have been secured, and the surviving members of the Queen will be involved in the production. Imagine if Ali G wins an Academy Award?