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The Queen director linked to Freddie Mercury biopic

May 9th, 2012 by bash 2 Comments

For those of you who follow FTN you’ll know that I am a huge Queen fan. So it’s great to hear that a director is being attached to the forthcoming biopic about frontman Freddie Mercury.

Variety are reporting that Stephen Frears could helm the film with a screenplay by Peter Morgan along with Stephen J. Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson. Frears and Morgan, ironically, worked on The Queen a number of years back.

The film will cover the formative years of Queen, leading up to their appearance at Live Aid in 1985. Mercury died just six years later from complications with AIDS, although that won’t be the focus of the film.

GK Films’ Graham King will produce in partnership with Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Productions and Queen Films.

Sacha Baron Cohen is attached to play the Zanzibar born singer.

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  • Silver808

    here is my website on the biopic. I have been helping the movie to become a reality since 2012. And now my main mission of saving Freddie from Borat and replacing him with Freddie’s choice ( who he explicitly made clear to me through his music) , the time for the reality of the movie to break into our all our realities is now ever, ever, closer to its fulfilment .

  • Craig Berrington-potts

    Well cohens gone. Who would people suggest for the role of Freddie? I’ve been a queen fan since I was a kid and I’m stumped for an answer.

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