Queen's Brian May informed fans this week that plans for the biopic of their late frontman Freddie Mercury are moving forward.
'Da Ali G Show' and 'Borat' star Sacha Baron Cohen is set to portray Mercury in the film. May provided the following details in his update on his official website:
"Ah … I promised news of yesterday's Queen band meeting. Well, it was just Roger and Jim Beach and myself … we are a small cottage industry !! Our main agenda was the Freddie film … which, I'm happy to tell you, is on course. Much of our discussion was about contractual things … it's pretty complex …. and determining who is responsible for what. The pieces are all falling into place, though we are now on a slightly later schedule – filming is now scheduled to start in the Spring, with Sacha Baron Cohen playing Freddie. The film should be ready for release early in 2014."