Actor Daniel Radcliffe has made lasting impressions with his portrayal of poet Allen Ginsburg in the film "Kill Your Darlings". So impressive that producers of the upcoming biopic film about Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury have been rumored to have offered him the role of Mercury. According to the Daily Mail on September 21, Radcliffe was offered the role in place of actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.
Cohen apparently quit the role over creative differences with Queen bandmates Brian may and Roger Taylor opening up the role for the Harry Potter star. If rumors are true about the recasting, Radcliffe will take on another gay role, one that may be a bit more challenging than the role of Ginsburg. According to an insider Radcliffe will be offered a lot of money if he takes on the part.
"Daniel has been told the part is his if he wants it. Despite his youth, Daniel has impressed movie bosses with his portrayal of gay poet Allen Ginsburg in this year's Kill You Darlings. Plus, he's closer n height to Freddie than Sacha, who's much taller. Daniel can really sing, too."
The singing part will be a key and Radcliffe would also have to master the moves of Mercury and his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals.
Freddie Mercury and Queen were famous for hit songs such as "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Don't Stop Me Now", and "We Are the Champions".