Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play Queen singer Freddie Mercury in a big budget movie about his life, reports The Mirror.
The Borat star, 35, beat Johnny Depp to the role after winning over producers and band members.
An insider said, "Film makers are working flat out to get the best possible script. Sacha loves the idea he can get away with playing Freddie after modelling Borat's look on him."
Mercury died of an Aids-related illness in 1991 at 45. The biopic will portray his legendary partying.