Cohen to Play Freddy Mercury, The Tourist New Trailer, Facebook Founder Faux Pas and More

Cohen to Play Freddy Mercury, The Tourist New Trailer, Facebook Founder Faux Pas and More

Sep 14, 2010

  • He Will Rock You Sasha Baron Cohen's been tapped to play glam rock legend Freddy Mercury in a new biopic that has Queen's members backing it and will mark the first time the band's songs have appeared in a movie about them. No word yet on whether we'll see the Borat star belt out "Bohemian Rhapsody" himself, or just lip synch it.
  • 1-D At a 3-D summit this week, guest speaker M. Night Shyamalan announced he feared audience expectations of 3-D films will force filmmakers to sacrifice "storytelling integrity." Someone tell M. Night he's the last filmmaker who should let this worry keep him up at night.
  • Tourist Trap? The Tourist trailer is out. Other than it looks like a beautifully shot variation on Knight & Day, all I could think of is that Johnny Depp should quit smoking and take up Botox instead.
  •  Slightly Misguided Josh Brolin compared his Jonah Hex costar Megan Fox to Katharine Hepburn in the latest issue of Playboy, saying that he “"would love to be the person who puts Megan in a film in which she can actually do something interesting." Hmm, what could that possibly be...
  •  Awards Show Favoritism? STFU! Venice Film Festival jury prez Quentin Tarantino’s being accused of handing out major awards to his pals (ya don’t say?). What’s really more alarming than this accusation is the fact that the director is starting to resemble Mimi from The Drew Carey Show.
  •  Super Duped IFC picked up James Gunn’s much-buzzed-about indie Super, about a guy with no powers who becomes a homemade superhero, at the Toronto Film Festival. Okay, but I’m pretty sure I already saw Defendor Kick-Ass.
  •  Face! The New Yorker published an exchange in which Facebook founder and The Social Network subject Mark Zuckerberg called Facebook users “dumb f***s.” He must just be referring to the ones who play Farmville.

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