Brian May says that filming should start in the spring
The film, which will star Borat / Ali G actor Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie, has been in pre-production for the better part of a year but now it looks like it has a firm start date.
Brian May posted on his website "Ah ... I promised news of yesterday’s Queen band meeting. Well, it was just Roger and Jim Beach and myself ... we are a small cottage industry !! Our main agenda was the Freddie film ... which, I’m happy to tell you, is on course. Much of our discussion was about contractual things ... it’s pretty complex .... and determining who is responsible for what. The pieces are all falling into place, though we are now on a slightly later schedule – filming is now scheduled to start in the Spring, with Sacha Baron Cohen playing Freddie. The film should be ready for release early in 2014."
May also revealed that Queen are formulating some mysterious plans for the future, adding "We did make some other plans, but they will have to stay under wraps for now.
"Being in Queen is - bizarrely - as full of surprising twists and turns as ever - 40 years since we first got together, and 20 years after losing Freddie. But of course Freddie is in so many ways very much alive. He must be wryly smiling somewhere !!!”
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