Daniel Radcliffe: Eyeing Freddie Mercury Biopic Gig?

Posted Monday September 23, 2013 2:15 PM GMT

He’s pretty fearless as an actor, and Daniel Radcliffe is said to be considering the role of late Queen singer Freddie Mercury for a forthcoming film.

According to a report, the “Harry Potter” star is being courted by producers who have been scrambling to replace Sacha Baron Cohen ever since he pulled out of the project over the summer.

An industry insider told press, “Daniel has been told the part is his if he wants it. Despite his youth, Daniel impressed movie bosses with his portrayal of gay poet Allen Ginsburg in this year’s movie ‘Kill Your Darlings.’”

The source added, “Plus, he’s closer in height to Freddie than Sacha, who’s much taller. Daniel can really sing, too.”

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