Deadline reports that Tom Hooper may be a strong possibility to direct the film. There’s no formal offer on the table for Hooper at the moment so this does not appear to be anything more than early chatting at best, but the pairing does make sense. Hooper directed Cohen in “Les Miserables” and given Hooper’s box office and awards success with his last two films, it certainly could be a direction that Sony and GK Films may want to take. And of course, Hooper showed he could tackle both music and drama with ease.
Hopefully, we’ll hear something more official regarding the biopic. Queen guitarist Brian May said last fall that the film was scheduled to shoot this spring and that it would be ready for release in early 2014. Well, it’s spring now, so what’s the hold up? The show must go on! And hopefully soon.