2016: The Year in Charts
The Year in Charts 2016: Adele Rules as Top Artist (Again!), Justin Bieber Leads Hot 100
The Year in R&B/Hip-Hop Charts: Beyonce & Drake Reign
The Year in Rock Charts: Twenty One Pilots, The Lumineers & the 'Sound' of Disturbed
The Year in Country Charts: Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, FGL, Maren Morris & More
Freddie Mercury Biopic to Start Shooting in 2016: Report
The long-delayed Freddie Mercury biopic is scheduled to start shooting in the summer of 2016 pending a full rewrite from Oscar-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten (Theory of Everything), according to a report from The Tracking Board.
The news comes two years after Sacha Baron-Cohen, who had been on board to play the legendary Queen frontman, left the project citing "creative differences." Since then, the project had been assumed by many to be shelved (including Brian May, who joked about the movie not happening earlier this year).
Now, with McCarten replacing original writer Peter Morgan, Spectre's Ben Whishaw a rumored successor to the leading role, and Johnny Flynn and Gemma Arterton on board as Roger Taylor and Mary Austin, the project appears to be revived.