Johnny Depp could be in line to play famed performer Freddie Mercury, according to recent reports.
The Hollywood star, who was also recently linked to a biopic about hard rocker Ozzie Osborne, is said to be the first choice to play Mercury in a biopic financed and produced by Robert de Niro’s film company Tribeca Productions. Queen guitarist Brian May revealed on his official website that the film was in early stages of production. “He would be a worthy counterpart for Freddie on screen,” May said of Depp. “I don’t think I can say any more right now.”
Mercury died on November 24th, 1991 aged 46. The official cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS