McCarten Re-Writing Freddie Mercury Biopic

Anthony McCarten (“The Theory Of Everything”) has come onboard to pen a new draft of the script for the biopic about Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury at GK Films.

Peter Morgan (“The Queen,” “The Last King of Scotland”) penned the first draft for the film and, should McCarten’s re-write go well, Sony Pictures has the right to opt into the project. Though presently without a title, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is being floated as a possibility.

Ben Whishaw, who has no less than five films out this Fall (Spectre, Suffragette, The Lobster, The Danish Girl and In The Heart Of The Sea), is still reportedly being sought to play Mercury in the film. A director is not yet locked.

Source: Deadline