The forthcoming biopic on the life of Freddie Mercury is one step closer following completion of the script.
Brian May revealed the news via the official Queen website:
“Work is now fully under way for the much-vaunted feature film on the life of Freddie. Peter Morgan has delivered a first draft of the movie, which everyone is very excited about, and Sacha Baron Cohen is chomping at the bit to get into the role, in a way which certainly would delight Freddie!
It is expected that the film will be due for release in autumn 2012.
The choice of Cohen to play the part of Mercury is a controversial one. Some fans are wanting a “serious” actor to take on the role. Other critics however see the choice as inspired one, playing on Cohens ability to camp it up as reflecting what Mercury was all about.