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Johnny Depp
slated to play Freddie Mercury in new biopic

Johnny Depp
slated to play Freddie Mercury in new biopic

Johnny Depp is in talks to star as Freddie Mercury in a film being developed by Robert de Niro's Tribeca Productions, according to The [London] Independent.

Queen guitarist Brian May confirmed on his Web site that "discussions are at an early stage."

The film would cover the life of Mercury, the former Queen front man, who was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar. Mercury wrote many of the band's hits, including "Bohemian Rhapsody," which was voted Britain's best single of all time, beating out John Lennon's "Imagine." He was known for his distinctive voice and wide vocal range.

Mercury died at age 45 in 1991 of AIDS complications, one day after announcing he had the disease. (The Advocate)

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