A long rumored movie based on Queen has finally been linked to a director, with reports suggesting that Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liasons, High Fidelity, The Grifters, The Queen) is in the running to direct.
As previously noted, actor/comedian Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Ali G, The Dictator) is pegged to play Freddie Mercury. And now, according to Variety, Frears is first in the running to drive this film to reality.
The draft of the film is being written by Stephen J. Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson, known for their work on recent big-screen films about Muhammad Ali and Richard Nixon. Current reports state that the film will tell the band's tale from their early days up through their legendary performance at Live Aid in 1985. The sad ending of Freddie's life will, as of this writing, not be a major part of the storyline.
by RTT Staff Writer
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