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Johnny Depp May Play Freddie Mercury

According to The Independent, Johnny Depp may portray Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic about the musician's life. The UK paper writes:

Robert de Niro's company, Tribeca Productions, is said to be behind the project, which Brian May, the Queen guitarist, confirmed was in development... May described Depp as "fantastic". "He would be a worthy counterpart for Freddie on screen..."

The proposed biopic would tell the life story of Mercury, who was born in Zanzibar in 1946 and died from complications of Aids in 1991, the day after confirming he had the disease.

Mercury's distinctive voice was a key factor in the band's hit single "Bohemian Rhapsody." To see just how influential this song has been,

"Bohemian Rhapsody" has enjoyed great popularity, becoming the Number 1 hit UK single in the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles poll. But these honors pale in comparison to the performance below, by a popular "manualist" on YouTube. Though this action is sometimes called "hand farting," the manualist's version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" is incredibly well-done, not to mention hilarious. Looks like Johnny Depp has some big shoes, er, hands, to fill.

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spartanking spartanking 8 years
Johnny is a great actor. He would have to go through some intense voice lessons to be able to pull it off. I adore Freddie Mercury. I just hope they stay to the truth and make a great film. There are a lot of us "Mercury Maniacs" out there and we want a truthful and amazing portrayal of the man.
maui-sweet maui-sweet 9 years
can't wait love them both
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 9 years
Freddie was so damn brilliant. I hope he can pull it off... I am excited to see.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
OMG! How exciting. I don't think I could have come up with this, but excellent choice. Will they have him sing tho? No one can sing like Freddie, hands down the best male voice in rock music ever. ------------------------------------------------------ Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. — Albert Einstein
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 9 years
If anyone can do, it's that damn sexy man!
laluna laluna 9 years
I'm not sure about this. I don't mind Johnny, but i have always adored Freddy Mercury.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 9 years
I'm obsessed with Johnny Depp, but I wonder if he could sing? ~* “I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.” -Johnny Depp *~
Marci Marci 9 years
I'll watch Johnny Depp in anything, and I'm also a BIG Queen/Freddie fan. I think Johnny Depp could pull that off better than anyone.
audreystar audreystar 9 years
yeah i read this
Isis_ Isis_ 9 years
beautiful johnny
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Johhny Depp would be great.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
Master stroke...what great casting
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