Ben Whishaw will play Freddie Mercury in biopic!

Queen is in my top 3 favorite rock bands. The song “Bohemian Rhapsody” in my opinion, is the greatest song of all time. Yes, i am a big Queen and Freddie Mercury fan. You can only imagine how bad iv been wanting to see a film based on Freddie Mercury. It has been announced that Ben Whishaw will play the late singer. I was really hoping Sacha Baron Cohen would still play Mercury, but honestly, i’m just happy this film is getting made. Whishaw has played singers before like Bob Dylan(I’m Not There) and Keith Richards(Stoned). Here is a brief synopsis of the film:

“The pic will tell the formative coming-of-age story of the group, culminating in Queen headlining Live Aid in 1985. Queen’s performance is considered one of rock’s all-time great concert appearances. Mercury died November 24, 1991, of complications from AIDS, and while his death helped to remove the stigma of AIDS sufferers prevalent at that time and particularly in the rock music industry, Mercury’s last days won’t be the subject of the film. Script is by Peter Morgan and King’s producing with Tim Headington and Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Productions, and Queen Films. Among the tunes that are in the rights package are “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions,” “Another One Bites The Dust” and “You’re My Best Friend.”


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