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New writer takes shot at Freddie Mercury biopic; Ben Wishaw rumored for lead

I'm not sure that we're ever going to get a Freddie Mercury biopic, but you have to admire the persistance of GK Films in trying. They just won't give up. With a project that seemed dead after Sacha Baron Cohen departed amidst creative differences with the surviving members of Queen (rumors were they would not give the go-ahead to make anything less than a wholesome PG-style film...
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Director Dexter Fletcher exits Queen biopic due to creative differences

And another one bites the dust...due to "creative differences." It's the reason why Sacha Baron Cohen left the planned Freddie Mercury and Queen biopic last year , and now director Dexter Fletcher has exited it for the same reason, according to Deadline . Cohen had dropped out of the project because he wanted to make an R-rated Queen movie, and the surviving...
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Dexter Fletcher to helm Queen biopic with Ben Whishaw as Freddie Mercury

Ben Whishaw is the killer Queen. The actor has been tapped to play the role of legendary frontman Freddie Mercury. The biopic has also snagged Dexter Fletcher as the helmer. If Fletcher's name rang any bells in your noggin, you might know him best as "Soap" in Guy Ritchie 's LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS. Acting isn't his only trade. Fletcher directed 2011's WILD BILL...
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Dominic Cooper is the latest favorite to play Freddie Mercury

Sacha Baron Cohen was originally going to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic before exiting the project in July due to "creative differences," then Daniel Radcliffe was rumored for the lead, but that turned out to be completely untrue . Now Latino-Review has learned Dominic Cooper is the new front-runner to play the mustachioed singer. According to their sources,...
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Daniel Radcliffe says he isn't playing Freddie Mercury and is "completely wrong for the part"

On Monday a rumor started circulating that Daniel Radcliffe might be playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic, a part Sacha Baron Cohen was set to play for a long time before exiting the project in July. Even though Radcliffe has shown he can play someone else besides Harry Potter on the big screen, when the rumor was announced many people commented that the...
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Rumor: Daniel Radcliffe is the new frontrunner to play Freddie Mercury

After Sacha Baron Cohen stepped down from the Freddie Mercury biopic, the search was on for a suitable replacement. While Cohen didn't physically match Mercury, he is a chameleon and an adept singer, so it wasn't a stretch to see him in the role. However, if The Daily Star is to be believed, producers on the long in development biopic have found someone morwe to their liking in...
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Will Tom Hooper team up with his Les Miserables star Sacha Baron Cohen to direct the Freddie Mercury biopic?

There hasn't been any news on Sacha Baron Cohen 's Freddie Mercury biography since October. For whatever reason it seems like the project is moving at a glacial pace. Stephen Frears (THE GRIFTERS, HIGH FIDELITY) was a possibility to direct the film but Deadline is reporting that Tom Hooper might be the next director to try to get the movie up and running. Tom Hooper and...
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Freddie Mercury biopic moving forward; Sacha Baron Cohen still playing the famed rocker

The long-gestating Freddie Mercury biopic has picked up some steam recently, with Queen guitarist Brian May posting an update on his website, saying that the film is, indeed, moving forward.  May discussed a meeting with fellow bandmates where they hashed out details about the film with some solid results. “Our main agenda was the Freddie film … which, I'm happy to...
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