Ben Whishaw Confirmed To Play Freddie Mercury In Biopic
Looks like it's settled! Following rumors back in October that openly gay actor, Ben Whishaw, was the favorite to portray Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, Deadline is now exclusively reporting that Whishaw has landed the role!
Hot off directing the musical Sunshine On Leith, British actor-turned-helmer Dexter Fletcher has closed a deal to helm the movie on rock supergroup Queen, with frontman Freddie Mercury to be played Ben Whishaw.
Whishaw has been rumored to be getting the Mercury role for some time.
If you'll remember, Sacha Baron Cohen was originally attached to play Mercury. Do you think Whishaw, who you may have seen in Perfume or in the recent James Bond movies as "Q," is the right choice?