guitarist Brian May
is backing Johnny Depp
to play late frontman Freddie Mercury
in an upcoming biopic. May says, "Discussions are at an early stage. Johnny Depp is fantastic. He would be a worthy counterpart for Freddie on screen."
The surviving members of the band - May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon - are all involved in the project which will tell the life story of the singer, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1991.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)