Michael Sheen & Johnny Depp Are Favorites To Land Freddie Mercury Role
Friday, July 26, 2013
Michael Sheen & Johnny Depp Are Favorites To Land Freddie Mercury Role
Earlier this month, Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen pulled out of the Freddie Mercury biopic because of creative differences with the remaining members of Queen. Cohen, who had been attached to the project for some time, wanted a more graphic depiction of the rocker's life that would delve into his sexuality. The remaining members of Queen wanted a more family friendly project that would stay away from the controversial aspects of Mercury's life.
Well British betting firm Paddy Power has calculated the odds for some of your favorite actors to land the newly available role. So far Michael Sheen, Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackman are the betting favorites. Surprisingly Tom Selleck and Elton John even made the list.
The complete odds for who will play Freddie Mercury are: 
5/1 Michael Sheen
6/1 Johnny Depp
10/1 Ewan McGregor
10/1 Hugh Jackman
10/1 James Franco
12/1 Jim Carrey
14/1 Michael Fassbender
16/1 Dominic West
16/1 Andy Serkis
18/1 Daniel Day-Lewis
20/1 Jude Law
20/1 Nicholas Hoult
20/1 Ben Whishaw
20/1 Mark Strong
25/1 Daniel Radcliffe
25/1 Joaquin Phoenix
25/1 David Morrissey
25/1 Jamie Bell
33/1 Nicolas Cage
33/1 Aiden Gillen
40/1 Matt Smith
40/1 Sean Penn
66/1 Tom Selleck
80/1 Ross Kemp
100/1 Rylan Clarke
100/1 Darius Danesh
150/1 Alex Mills
200/1 Elton John
500/1 John Terry
500/1 Luis Suarez
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