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Queen Biopic Finds its Star in Ben Whishaw

(Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

(Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

The upcoming Freddie Mercury has finally found its star.

According to Deadline, British actor Ben Whishaw — best known for his role as Q in the most recent Bond flick, Skyfall — will play Mercury in the upcoming biopic.

The movie, which will be helmed by first time director Dexter Fletcher with a script written by The Queen and Frost/Nixon scribe Peter Morgan, will tell the story of the band’s rise to fame, culminating with Queen’s legendary performance at the 1985 charity concert, Live Aid, which was organized by Bob Geldof to raise funds for the famine in Ethiopia.


— Shannon Carlin, 

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