Daniel Radcliffe Won't Star as Freddie Mercury in Biopic

Sep 25, 2013 Full story: EDGE 29

When it was announced earlier this summer that Sacha Baron Cohen would no longer play Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic, rumors began to surface as to who would play the rock star.

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Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#1 Sep 25, 2013
Adam Lambert would have a better dynamic for the part

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#2 Sep 25, 2013
Cohen could pass appearance-wise but is a bit too old. Radcliffe looks nothing like him.

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Since: Oct 07

Appleton WI

#3 Sep 25, 2013
I hope they can find someone worthy of the role because I'm a big Queen fan.

They were right not to give it to Cohen, he's too associated with the Borat character for one thing.

Radcliffe, of course, is not doing it, and agrees that he is totally wrong for the part.

Lambert has a great voice, and I heard he was approached to be the lead singer for Queen, but I'm not too sure he's right for the movie role either. He doesn't look anything like Freddie, and though he sings great, doesn't quite sound like Freddie either.

This is a tough role to cast. I can't really think of anyone offhand, it may be someone unknown they end up going with.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#4 Sep 25, 2013
I saw Queen in concert in New York and it was a GREAT show. And a VERY gay crowd.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#5 Sep 25, 2013
DR is a good singer, but not in mercury's style. Casting a singer is a problem, though, unless they can also ACT.

The bigger question is, do we really need a freddie mercury biopic? Most bio's are either boring, too reverent, or hack jobs like "mommy dearest." Aside from "the miracle worker", "patton", and a handful of others, why bother? The only one I would go see would be if they filmed janis ian's autobiography. Especially if they took her suggestion and had sigourney weaver play her.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#6 Sep 25, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
DR is a good singer, but not in mercury's style. Casting a singer is a problem, though, unless they can also ACT.
The bigger question is, do we really need a freddie mercury biopic? Most bio's are either boring, too reverent, or hack jobs like "mommy dearest." Aside from "the miracle worker", "patton", and a handful of others, why bother? The only one I would go see would be if they filmed janis ian's autobiography. Especially if they took her suggestion and had sigourney weaver play her.
The BEST biography I ever saw was when Sigourney Weaver played Ellen Ripley. One of my FAV movies of all time !:)

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#7 Sep 25, 2013
How do I break this to you gently?

"Alien" wasn't a documentary....
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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The BEST biography I ever saw was when Sigourney Weaver played Ellen Ripley. One of my FAV movies of all time !:)

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#8 Sep 25, 2013
And Daniel Radcliffe is certainly NOT cute enough to play a gay guy !

(Although when he played nude in "EQUUS" I read one review that said: "OMG ! I couldn't tell which one was Daniel and which one was the horse !")
Rudy

Anonymous Proxy

#9 Sep 25, 2013
Anybody know what Freddy died from?

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AIDS!!!!!!!!!!
Rudy

Anonymous Proxy

#10 Sep 25, 2013
Why did Freddy get AIDS?

Wait for it......

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HE WAS A QUEER!!!!!!!!!!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#11 Sep 25, 2013
Rudy wrote:
Why did Freddy get AIDS?
Wait for it......
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HE WAS A QUEER!!!!!!!!!!
The vast majority of people suffering from hiv or AIDS are heterosexual.

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#12 Sep 25, 2013
Rudy wrote:
Why did Freddy get AIDS?
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Because he engaged in lots of unprotected sex, and did it at a time when ALL rock stars did. It's pretty simple, and has nothing do do with one's sexual orientation.

After all, don't gay women have the LOWEST rates of such infections?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#15 Sep 25, 2013
Rudy wrote:
Why did Freddy get AIDS?
Wait for it......HE WAS A QUEER!!!!!!!!!!
People who think only gays can catch aids; are the ones catch the most AIDS nowadays
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AIDS is an equal opportunity virus just like a cold or the flu
.
ANYBODY can get AIDS; even YOU can get AIDS; Oh mighty cheeto breath
Vernon

Anonymous Proxy

#18 Sep 25, 2013
Quest wrote:
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Because he engaged in lots of unprotected sex, and did it at a time when ALL rock stars did. It's pretty simple, and has nothing do do with one's sexual orientation.
After all, don't gay women have the LOWEST rates of such infections?
Why didn't ALL rock stars get AIDS? Only Freddy did. Because ALL rock stars weren't taking it up the ass from numerous gay men every night. Freddy was. ALL rock stars were doing hot chicks like they should have been!
Vernon

Anonymous Proxy

#19 Sep 25, 2013
I heard that Freddy loved to get gang banged. The more and bigger, the more he loved it. He was a huge bottom boi.
NE Jane

Cummington, MA

#20 Sep 25, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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The vast majority of people suffering from hiv or AIDS are heterosexual.
But initially it was and still is a highly contagious disease among gays. We can thank the bisexuals for playing 'tag' with heterosexual women and the larger population. Simple math FaFoxy, no common sense. Let's just sensationalize it and give it extra space.
Liberals hate everything.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#21 Sep 25, 2013
NE Jane wrote:
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But initially it was and still is a highly contagious disease among gays. We can thank the bisexuals for playing 'tag' with heterosexual women and the larger population. Simple math FaFoxy, no common sense. Let's just sensationalize it and give it extra space.
Liberals hate everything.
i HATE liberals.

I'm gay, out for over 30 years, hiv negative, and I'm a Libertarian.
Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Sep 26, 2013
NE Jane wrote:
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But initially it was and still is a highly contagious disease among gays.
Actually you are completely wrong and therefore spreading lies, AIDS began in Africa among the straight population and more likely the transfer to humans was caused be poachers shooting the great apes and cutting them up. So AIDS happened because of hunters, it's all their fault.
Rufus

Anonymous Proxy

#23 Sep 26, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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i HATE liberals.
I'm gay, out for over 30 years, hiv negative, and I'm a Libertarian.
Actually the only thing wrong with you is that you're gay. If you gave that up you'd be a pretty cool guy.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#24 Sep 26, 2013
I think he's quite attractive, actually. Quite handsome, in fact, in "Woman in Black."

I've seen clips from his "equus", and his performance was incredibly strong. I barely noticed the nudity--which was quite pleasant, nonetheless.
Fa-Foxy wrote:
And Daniel Radcliffe is certainly NOT cute enough to play a gay guy !
(Although when he played nude in "EQUUS" I read one review that said: "OMG ! I couldn't tell which one was Daniel and which one was the horse !")

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