Dominic Cooper has been linked to the role of Freddie Mercury as the replacement for Sacha Baron Cohen in the new biopic after he was reportedly dropped from the movie for being too funny.
The 35-year-old actor - known for playing Darcy in 'Dead Man Down' - is reportedly being lined up to replace Sacha Baron Cohen in the long-planned movie about the legendary Queen singer, according to the Latino Review.
He said previously: ''We felt Sacha probably wasn't right. We didn't want it to be a joke. We want people to be moved.''
It's thought Baron Cohen wanted to make the movie grittier and warts-and-all, but Queen stars Brian May and Roger Taylor want a more family-friendly film about Mercury, who died following complications with AIDs in 1991.
'Harry Potter' actor Daniel Radcliffe was recently tipped to replace Baron Cohen in the film but he denied the rumours, insisting he wouldn't be able to properly portray the flamboyant star.
He said in August: ''Everyone on the internet who I presume is saying I'm totally wrong for that part is correct. I AM completely wrong for that part!''
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