Ben Wishaw Confirmed To Play Freddie Mercury
From Q to Queen for Skyfall star in forthcoming movie biopic...
Queen star's life.
And the Skyfall actor will be directed by Dexter Fletcher in the movie, which had originally been slated to star Sacha Baron Cohen.
Sony Pictures is reported to have first refusal on the project, but it is apparently set to happen quickly anyway.
Mike Fleming Jr wrote for Deadline: "I’m told that Fletcher has been meeting the band and getting a feel for the Queen story, and that the intention is for the movie to get up and running next year regardless of whether Sony steps up.
"With the band's songs part of the package, the pic will tell the formative coming-of-age story of the group, culminating in Queen headlining Live Aid in 1985."
Mercury died in 1991 from an Aids-related illness, but his death is not expected to be the focus of the movie.
SBC left the project due to creative differences with the members of Queen.