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Depp does Mercury?

12.29.2006

Johnny Depp It would seem that a natural progression for Johnny Depp after modeling Jack Sparrow after a flamboyant, slightly effeminate classic rocker would to be to actually play a flamboyant, slightly effeminate classic rocker. And, according to The Independent, that's exactly what he may be doing in the not too distant future. Depp's apparently been approached about portraying Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a biopic being developed by Robert DeNiro's company, Tribeca Productions. Queen guitarist, Brian May, recently confirmed that the film is in active development, mentioning "Discussions are at an early stage" and had this to say about Depp possibly playing Mercury: "He would be a worthy counterpart for Freddie on screen. I don't think I can say any more right now." Oooh, very cryptic. In any case, the role seems tailor-made for someone of Depp's sensibilities. What do you guys think? Hit the above link for more information. In the meantime, check out Depp in May once again as Jack Sparrow in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END.

Extra Tidbit: Freddie Mercury's real name was Farrokh Bulsara.
Source: The Independent

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