After another lull, there is new information about the biopic Freddie Mercury , which has been in development for over seven years. Some time ago there were rumors that Sasha Baron Cohen returned to work on the project. Now, according to the portal Deadline , the biographical drama has acquired a new screenwriter and contender for the main role.|
Presumably, the picture will receive the name Bohemian Rhapsody ( "Bohemian Rhapsody" *), as one of the songs of the cult group Queen . Anthony McCarten , nominated for the Oscar for his text for Stephen Hawking's Universe, will begin writing the script.
As for the leading actor, according to the source, the studio Sony sees in the image of Mercury Ben Whishaw , known to viewers for Bond films and drama " Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Back in 2013, the actor was considered one of the main contenders for the role of the legendary vocalist.
The main problem of the biopic was that Sacha Baron Cohen in the end could not find a common language either with the members of Queen , or with the studio management. Insiders claimed that the actor wanted to make a film with a rating of R and tell the audience the blatant truth about the scandalous life of Mercury .
Before McCarten , Peter Morgan managed to work on the script, and the director for the biopic has not yet been found, although at different times Tom Hooper and Dexter Fletcher have applied for this.
* -preliminary translation.
The Topic of Article: Biopic Mercury nominated for Oscar.