Is Dominic Cooper in line to play Freddie Mercury in the planned biopic of the Queen frontman? He’s the latest to be linked to the role, according to Latino Review, is Dominic Cooper.
Sacha Baron Cohen was attached to play Mercury, but dropped out in August citing disagreements with the surviving members of Queen over the tone of the film. Cohen wanted a gritty tell-all, while the band members wanted a softer, PG-rated tale.
A couple of weeks ago Daniel Radcliffe was linked to the role, but he quickly stepped forward to deny the rumour.
Now it’s Cooper’s turn and as with Radcliffe, it’s difficult to know if there’s substance to this, or is it’s a rumour based purely on the fact Dominic is British and has dark hair. He does look a little more like Mercury than Radcliffe at least. Plus he can sing!
Peter Morgan wrote the script, but there’s no director attached at this time.