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Sunday 20 April 2014

Cooper to play Freddie Mercury?

Dominic Cooper is being linked to the Freddie Mercury role

Dominic Cooper is tipped to play Freddie Mercury in a new film about the late music star.

The Mamma Mia! actor has not yet been cast in the role - which was once earmarked for Sacha Baron Cohen - but is said to be "circling the project", according to the Latino Review.

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.

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