It’s official: Ben Whishaw signs on to play Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic
Sunshine on Leith's Dexter Fletcher will direct the filmRead more on Queen Listen to Queen on Spotify
It looks like the Queen biopic may actually gathering pace now. The film has climbed out of development hell and booked Ben Whishaw to play the legendary Freddie Mercury.
Deadline reports that Dexter Fletcher, who directed Sunshine On Leith, has also signed on to direct the film. He's been meeting Roger Taylor and Brian May to discuss ideas on how to approach the story of Freddie Mercury's life, as well as shooting schedules.
Ben Whishaw replaces Sacha Baron Cohen on the project, who left after disagreements over the creative direction of the story.