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Freddie Mercury Biopic Loses Current Director, May Be Cursed

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Sacha Baron Cohen was attached to the Freddie Mercury biopic for many years, but once the project started moving forward Cohen left, and the film seemed like it might die. But then Ben Whishaw joined and actor-turned-director Dexter Fletcher was hired to helm the project. Now Fletcher has left the film, citing "creative differences," which makes us wonder if this project is cursed.

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Finds a Director, Confirms Ben Whishaw for Lead

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The Freddie Mercury biopic, backed by legendary band Queen, has hit its fair share of snags along the way to production, but now things are back on track. Dexter Fletcher, a British actor-turned-director who recently helmed the musical 'Sunshine on Leith,' has been tapped in to direct the film.

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‘Skyfall’ Star Ben Whishaw Is Queen’s Top Pick to Play Freddie Mercury

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Sacha Baron Cohen dropped out, Daniel Radcliffe was never in talks, so who's next in line to take Freddie Mercury's crown in the upcoming biopic? The band Queen, who's been behind the film every step of the way, has their pick; if everything works out, we could see 'Skyfall' star Ben Whishaw take the lead.

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Dominic Cooper Circling Lead in Freddie Mercury Biopic

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Earlier this summer, Sacha Baron Cohen dropped out of the long-gestating Freddie Mercury biopic due to disagreements with the remaining Queen band members over the content and tone of the film, but now it looks like his replacement may have been found. 'Captain America' star Dominic Cooper is rumored as the latest actor looking to step into Mercury's unitard.

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Could Daniel Radcliffe Save the Freddie Mercury Biopic? [UPDATE]

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Following Sacha Baron Cohen's departure from the lead role in the Freddie Mercury biopic, the film's writer Peter Morgan was unconvinced the project would ever happen, but perhaps it can survive after all with a bit of magic. According to a report, Daniel Radcliffe is the next in line for the gig.

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Likely Dead, Thanks to Sacha Baron Cohen

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The Freddie Mercury biopic is one of those recent projects trapped in development hell. Though funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen of 'Borat' fame was attached to the lead role for some time, he has since dropped out, leaving the project to its likely demise, according to the film's writer.

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Are You Ready, Freddie? Take Home ‘Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest’ on Blu-ray

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ScreenCrush is partnering with sibling site Ultimate Classic Rock and Eagle Rock Entertainment to giveaway two free copies of 'Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest' on Blu-ray.

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Officially Moving Forward with Sacha Baron Cohen to Star

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We've known about this Freddie Mercury biopic and Sacha Baron Cohen's tentative involvement for some time now, but thanks to an update from the legendary Queen frontman's former guitarist, we now know it's 100% officially happening.

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