Johnny Depp is reportedly being considered for the starring role in a new biopic about the life of Freddie Mercury in development by Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Productions according to Queen guitarist Brian May.
Responding to an inquiry from a fan on his website about the rumored casting, May responded: “Discussions are at an early stage …. I don’t know where this story came from, but I think someone in the media, as usual, has taken a punt … of course these opportunists have little to lose … who cares about truth these days? Certainly not the tabloid press. But you’re right about one thing … Johnny Depp is fantastic. He would be a worthy counterpart for Freddie on screen. I don’t think I can say any more right now.”
Seems like an excellent choice to me. However, he will need to grow some hair on his chest.
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