Queen movie: We’d like ‘Keith Richards’ and ‘Bob Dylan’ to play Freddie Mercury…

Ben Whishaw as Keith Richards and Bob Dylan
Tonight on the Classic Rock Magazine Show Roger Taylor talks to Nicky Horne about all things Queen, his solo career and more.
He confirms that Sacha Baron Cohen didn’t walk out of the Queen movie, as discussed by Brian May last week (“Sacha didn’t walk out,” says Roger. “It was decided that he probably wasn’t the right man for the role”) and confirms that they’re looking at actor Ben Whishaw, best known as Q in Skyfall.
Whishaw has form playing A-list rock stars, having played Keith Richards in Stoned, the 2005 movie about the murder of Brian Jones, and was one of the actors who played Bob Dylan in 2008′s I’m Not There. Other notable credits include the lead in 2006′s Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer, and Layer Cake in which he appeared with his future Bond colleague Daniel Craig.
Hear a clip of the interview below. The full interview is broadcast on tonight’s (Oct 24) Classic Rock Magazine Show, from 7.30pm on www.teamrockradio.com

The official Queen tribute band, the Queen Extravaganza, tour the UK in October and November:
THE QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA – UK TOUR DATES
OCTOBER
25        Southampton               The Brook
27        Birmingham                O2 Academy
28        Oxford                         O2 Academy
29        Bournemouth              O2 Academy
30        Liverpool                     O2 Academy
NOVEMBER
1          Sheffield                      O2 Academy
2          Leicester                     O2 Academy
3          Newcastle                   O2 Academy
4          Glasgow                      O2 ABC
6          London                        O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
7          Reading                       Sub 89
8          Worthing                     Assembly Hall
10        Bath                             Komedia
11        Manchester                 Gorilla
12        Bristol                          Fleece