Guitarist Brian May of the rock band Queen has announced that a biopic of lead singer Freddie Mercury is on the way, according to a report from BANG Media International. Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991, was famous for his raging vocal prowess, able to roar through a metal tune as hard as Motorhead, or warble a high falsetto that could turn opera singers green with envy. It will be tough to fill Mercury's onscreen shoes, but according to May, several actors have already expressed interest. "There is a film in the pipeline and we're all involved in it. I'm not allowed to say much about it and casting isn't finalised but we've had some incredible offers to play Freddie. Really incredible," said May to the UK's Daily Express.
Additionally, May will be reuniting with Queen drummer Roger Taylor to record all-new material for a Queen album, the first since Mercury's death.
Queen found a new audience in 1992 when the film Wayne's Worldincorporated the song "Bohemian Rhapsody" into a memorable head-banging sequence. The group also recorded music for the silly 1980's film Flash Gordon. Their biggest and most memorable hits include "Another One Bites the Dust," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions," and their music has graced recent films ranging from Moulin Rouge to Ella Enchanted.
One thing is for sure, whoever gets the part has to look good in a cheesy moustache.