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Could The Freddie Mercury Biopic Be Back On?

The movie has secured a new writer & revealed the front runner to play Mercury.

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After the fallout from Sacha Baron Cohen pushing for an R rating for the film then leaving over creative differences there was not much left to push forward on for the Freddie Mercury biopic. That has now changed according to a new report from cinemablend.com, which says that writer Anthony McCarten, best known for his work writing The Theory of Everything, has taken over the project to write the script. Also a front runner to play Freddie has been revealed as actor Ben Whishaw, who most have recently seen in the last two James Bond films SkyfallSpectre as Q.