May insists that Sacha Baron Cohen and the band are on good terms: “It’s a shame that there were these sensationalist stories about him walking out. None of that was true… We remain friends with Sacha and hopefully there will be another project that we will work on together in the future.” The biopic, despite the disappearance of Baron Cohen, is still going ahead, and they are even close to casting a replacement, whose identity Roger Taylor has confirmed. But before we explain who they’ve got lined up, let’s tease with someone who rejected the role: Daniel Radcliffe was rumoured to play the role, but said, simply, “I am completely wrong for that part!”
Who is playing the role, you may ask? An up-and-coming star of such films as Skyfall, Brideshead Revisited, and Cloud Atlas: Ben Whishaw.