“Galileo Figaro Magnifico” might as well be the name of a spell in the world of Harry Potter, and with Daniel Radcliffe being offered the role of gay icon Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic, it seems like the mythology of Bohemian Rhapsody and Hogwarts might soon be colliding.
Radcliffe, despite being best known for his more kid-friendly performances as everyone’s favorite plucky wizard, is no stranger to more salacious, risque, and yes, gay roles. Having starred in Equus on Broadway, acted as Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, and guest voice acted on the crass cartoon Robot Chicken, it seems like this young magician has matured.
Nor is Radcliffe shy about being a gay ally, making him a compelling choice to play the openly homosexual and happily flamboyant Freddie Mercury, star vocalist of the legendary classic rock band Queen.
After Sacha Baron Cohen reportedly walked away from the project due to creative differences, sources tell The Daily Star the producers have offered Radcliffe the roll and seem to have the money to afford the highest paid actor in Hollywood: “Daniel has been told the part is his if he wants it.”
Can Radcliffe pull off that mustache, though?