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Dominic Cooper (The Devil's Double) is slated to play Freddie Mercury. This biopic of the great musician Freddie Mercury has been getting tons of buzz and controversy. For quite some time, Sacha Baron Cohen was going to play the lead role, but now Cooper is close to being the star.
According to Empire, Cooper seems to be the perfect fit for the role. He can both sing and act remarkably. Some may have an issue in regards to Cooper's physiognomy, saying he doesn't quite fit the looks of Mercury. However, since the remaining members of the band Queen still hold the rights to all their songs, they are the ones to make the final call.
Also, according to Latino Review, Baron Cohen initially left when he was uncomfortable with the material that the film would be portraying and wanted to play it in a different light. What do you think? Is Cooper a good fit to play music legend Freddie Mercury, or would you choose someone else?