Brian May confirms details of Freddie Mercury biopic
In a blog post on his website, the Queen guitarist wrote that filming will begin next spring with the Borat and Bruno star in the lead role and that the movie should be in theatres in early 2014.
"I'm happy to tell you [the film] is on course," he wrote. "The pieces are all falling into place, though we are now on a slightly later schedule - filming is now scheduled to start in the Spring, with Sacha Baron Cohen playing Freddie. The film should be ready for release early in 2014."
The news came out of May's meeting with band mate Roger Taylor and Queen manager Jim Beach. He added that the band has made some other plans that will have to stay under wraps for the time being.
"Being in Queen is – bizarrely –
as full of surprising twists and turns as ever - 40 years since we
first got together, and 20 years after losing Freddie," he concluded. "But of course
Freddie is in so many ways very much alive. He must be wryly smiling
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