Bruno star Sacha Baron Cohen will take on another gay role, playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic, Nikki Finke's Deadline New York reported.

The lead singer of the legendary band Queen, who died in 1991 from complications from AIDS, is considered a music legend.

It is the third gay role for Cohen, who played a gay Formula One driver in the 2006 comedy Talladega Nights. Cohen starred as Bruno in last year's film by the same name. Gay Austrian fashion reporter Bruno sets off to America to become “the biggest Austrian superstar since Hitler” after he is fired from is own television show, Funkytime with Bruno.

Surviving members of the band are reportedly backing the film, which is being written by Frost/Nixon screenwriter Peter Morgan.

Queen is one of the greatest rock bands of all time, and a music brand all unto itself,” Graham King, an executive at GK Film, which will distribute the film, said in a statement. “Freddie Mercury was an awe-inspiring performer, so with Sacha in the starring role coupled with Peter's screenplay and the support of Queen, we have the perfect combination to tell the real story behind their success.”