Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury Biopic Loses Current Director, May Be Cursed

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by Damon Houx March 13, 2014 05:48 PM
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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.

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

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by Nick Romano December 10, 2013 08:43 AM
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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.

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

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by Nick Romano October 21, 2013 10:45 AM
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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.

Dominic Cooper Circling Lead in Freddie Mercury Biopic

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by Britt Hayes October 02, 2013 03:26 PM
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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.

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

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by Nick Romano September 23, 2013 08:41 AM
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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.