Cooper to play Freddie Mercury?
Borat star Sacha was previously cast as the rock star in the biopic about his life. However, in July he left the project over creative differences, with his agent telling Variety the star had disagreed with producers over the tone of the film.
Daniel Radcliffe was linked to the part following Sacha's departure, but quickly shot down the rumours, saying he would be "completely wrong" for the part.
Dominic's forthcoming big screen outings include period drama Summer In February with Emily Browning and thriller November Man alongside Pierce Brosnan.