Sacha Baron Cohen will star opposite
Blake Lively is reportedly in talks to star opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in a big screen biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury's life.
The Gossip Girl actress and Ryan Reynold's wife, is said to be lined up to play Mary Austin in the movie with Cohen already signed on to play the flamboyant singer, according to The Sun.
Whilst Blake's involvement is still unconfirmed Sacha is already preparing for his role which is due to be filmed later this year. The Les Miserables star is said to be taking singing lessons in case his voice will feature in the movie's singing segments, as welll as working on the singer's posh accent.
Queen guitarist Brian May said that Sacha is “the driving force” on the film project with a Hollywood source revealing to The Sun this week that “Sacha is a huge Queen fan and is focused on getting Freddie’s mannerisms, style and speech perfect. He is working on building his vocals. It is a uphill task, because Freddie has such a unique power and tone.”
Blake would be playing the pivotal role of Austin in the film if she does land the part, although Mercury is well known for his gay relationships he and Austin had a long-term relationship in the early 1970's after meeting through guitarist May.
Freddie and Mary lived together for several years until the mid-1970s when Mercury had an affair with a male
American record executive at Elektra Records. The former couple remained incredibly close though with Mercury saying of Austin in a 1985 interview: "All my lovers asked me why they couldn't replace Mary [Austin], but it's simply impossible.
"The only friend I've got is Mary and I don't want anybody else. To me, she was my common-law wife. To me, it was a marriage. We believe in each other, that's enough for me." link
Looks nothing like Mary Austin, but not bad as a look, she is five foot seven, but sadly after researching her, (because I never heard of her) i found out she is a terribly bad actress.
Some people call her mediocre to be kind.
Also she will look too young with sacha, as he is 42 and she is only 26 looking younger also.
Plus she has not been in any real movies of note.
Here is a seven page of comments on her on imdb, asking why is she famous and pointing out how mediocre an actress she is. link
If HOOPER takes the directors seat, I am sure he would want and could get, Scarlet Johannson as young Mary and Naomi Watts as older Mary, which will look right, as Scarlet has the same mouth features as Naomi (they look like sisters twins mother daughter, an amazing similarity), especially around the mouth, which is the main feature of MARY .
And, MOST IMPORTANTLY, they can act !!! And have the class and grace required for Mary.
They are both the same height,5 foot 4.5 inches, (both right to Jeremy's height , re Freddie to Actual Mary), and both are the kind of actresses of the talents a recent Oscar winning director work with.
IT is ok to give a relative unknown actress a break, but because of THEIR talents, if she is a bad actress there is no point.
I know they are limited by dachas height, and Blake is one of the few taller actresses, but that is just bad luck about Sachs height, he can't act either so they will compliment each other, but really, a Oscar nominated director should be casting unknowns for the purpose of enhancing the film , not complementing hieghts for the sake of bad actors.!
But as the article above states quite clearly, Sacha is the DRIVING Force Of terror destroying the telling of Freddie's life story via a movie format, there is no director other than him.
Yet I am sure they will find someone with no integrity other than their past success to sell their soul to aid and abet this travesty., this mockery, this utter disgrace.
Cast an unknown for the sake of the movie, not for the sake of a misplaced star.
Cast Jeremy Kapone, who can act and will compliment the role of Scarlet and Naomi as Mary.
Seriously it would be better to cast Anthony Hopkins as Freddie, because at least he could tell his story.
Queen have chosen a man who cannot act for the sake of a stereotypical image of Freddie , that isn't really that accurate, as Jeremy shares more physical similarities in actuality.There is evidence of this, and people can and have seen it, know what you do know and leave what you don't know to unknown.
I know because there is evidence that Jeremy can look exactly like Freddie, how I don't know but the truth is he can.
Just found out she is married to Ryan Reynolds
He is a actor comedian unlike sbc , who is merely a comedian , who has the ability to not to be able to sing , yet is spoken of as if he is Pavarotti , by the whore , advertising funded press who destroy all art for the sake of their money grabbing scritti poop.