Mercury to begin shooting early next year...
Alex Winehouse
16:17 1st December 2011

The Queen biopic starring Sacha Baron Cohen will be called Mercury.

The Bruno star had been confirmed to play frontman Freddie Mercury, but the title of the film had been the subject of much debate.

Producer Graham King told Digital Spy: "I can tell you the working title is Mercury. Whether that ends up being the title of the movie we’re not sure yet."

King, currently promoting Martin Scorsese's Hugo, added: "He led such a big life and there’s just so much to tell. Then you've got all this fantastic music. You've got to fit that in. It's not an easy one to put together but I'm pretty confident we'll be shooting that next year."

It is believed that the film will focus on Mercury's often strained relationship with bandmates Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, with the movie believed to climax with a recreation of Queen's seminal 1985 performance at Live Aid.

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