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Sacha Baron Cohen to play Freddie Mercury in film

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The story of Queen singer Freddie Mercury's ­extraordinary life will be the subject of a new rock and roll biopic.

In an interview with HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur former Queen guitarist Brian May exclusively reveals that Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen has signed up to play Mercury, in a film which will focus on the years leading up to Queen's appearance at the Live Aid concert in 1985. Production is set to begin next year.

You can watch the full interview on Thursday 7 October 2010 on BBC World News at 0330, 0830, 1530, and 2030 GMT and in the UK on Friday 8 October BBC News Channel at 0230, 0430 and 2330 BST.

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