The script for the Freddie Mercury bio-pic starring Sacha Baron Cohen isn't done yet, but Cohen does know that he'll be singing. He says, "I've got to hit the high notes. I’m buying those tight underpants."

He also jokes that it was his moustache that got him the gig. "I think that was the main reason that I got chosen. They don’t want to spend too much money on prosthetics and [fake] moustaches. That I can grow my own is going to be very significant.”

The movie is being produced by Robert De Niro, who is co-produced the Queen musical We Will Rock You with Brian May and Roger Taylor.

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