Daniel Radcliffe set for Freddie Mercury biopic?
London:`Harry Potter` star Daniel Radcliffe is reportedly set to replace Sacha Baron Cohen in an upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic.
`The Dictator` star Cohen was originally set to play the iconic Queen frontman before he quit over creative differences with surviving band mates Brian May and Roger Taylor, and now the Radcliffe could take on the part, reported Daily Star.
"Daniel has be told the part is his if he wants it. Despite his youth, Daniel has impressed movie bosses with his portrayal of gay poet Allen Ginsburg in this year`s movie `Kill Your Darlings`," a source said.
"Plus, he`s closer in height to Freddie than Sacha, who`s much taller. Daniel can really sing, too."
Producers are said to be prepared to offer a lot of money to the 24-year-old actor and it could be his biggest pay day since the `Harry Potter` saga.