Ben Wishaw (“Skyfall”) is now confirmed to be starring as Freddie Mercury in a biopic of the late Queen frontman’s life.
Dexter Fletcher has also come onboard to direct the project. Fletcher has reportedly met with the band to get a good grasp on the story and the plan is to get the project up and running next year. Sony Pictures have first refusal rights on the project.
The band’s songs are included in the package which will deal with the formative coming-of-age of the group up until their most iconic moment – the Live Aid concert in 1985.