The producers of the Freddie Mercury bio-pic, which include Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, have found themselves a new Freddie. 

Dominic Cooper has been hired to replace the iconic singer, replacing Sacha Baron Cohen, who quit the production during the summer over creative differences. Peter Morgan, who did the screenplays for Rush and Frost/Nixon, is writing the script for this film, which has a working title of Mercury. It will be directed by Tom Hooper, who was in the director's chair for The King's Speech and Les Misérables