Queen's Brian May reveals to Yahoo that Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin’s unusual but beautiful love story will be a prominent storyline in the eight-years-in-the-making Mercury biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody," which will be directed by Bryan Singer and is expected to come out in December 2018.
In "Queen in 3-D," Queen's Brian May writes candidly about singer Freddie Mercury’s struggles with the media, comparing his experience to the very different experience of current Queen frontman Adam Lambert, who is able to live in the spotlight as an openly gay man in a way that Mercury sadly never could.
Queen guitarist Brian May revealed Freddie Mercury lost most of his foot before the frontman died in 1991.
Legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, one of the greatest and most charismatic rock performers of all time, died 25 years ago, on Nov. 24, 1991. The official cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS. Mercury would have turned 70 years old this year. As tribute, Yahoo Music has obtained these photos and an exclusive excerpt from Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury by Matt Richards & Mark Langthorne, which comes out Nov. 22.
Photo: by Daniel Kreps A biopic about Freddie Mercury has been kicking around Hollywood since 2010, when it was revealed that Sacha Baron Cohen would portray the Queen singer. Brian May Shares Freddie Mercury Biopic Secrets The Theory of Everything scribe Anthony McCarten has stepped in to write a new script for the biopic, with Sony Pictures potentially on board to produce the film. Since Baron Cohen’s exit over “creative differences” with Mercury’s Queen band mates, who will also serve as producers on the film, Spectre actor Ben Winshaw has been the frontrunner to take over the role of Mercury. In December 2013, Queen’s Brian May talked to Rolling Stone about why Baron Cohen left the project, adding that producers felt the actor’s persona threatened to overshadow his portrayal of Mercury.