Via Paper Thin Walls It's become clear that playing gay will get you an Oscar. And playing a musician will get you an Oscar. But playing gay musician Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991 at the height of the AIDS crisis? To use terrible movie industry lingo: a slam dunk. According to former Queen member Brian May, there is something coming down the pipeline. ''"I'''m not allowed to say much about it and casting isn'''t finalized, but we'''ve had some incredible offers to play Freddie. Really incredible,''" May reportedly said. I can't even imagine who, but I'm with Paper Thin Walls on hoping Sacha Cohen takes a dramatic turn.