I'm not sure I can see how Mercury's life could be made PG, but, um, ok. I'd be curious to hear what story they want told.
I'd assume a happy-go-lucky rags to riches story.
From what I read, the plan was to end the movie before Mercury contracted AIDS, which then means no need to go into his sexuality. I agree with the majority of the commenters on the article - Cohen would have been a fantastic Mercury and tell the whole story or don't bother telling it at all.
Basically, "they formed, they recorded cool songs, they played Live Aid, the end"?
People can disagree with the overall quality of Oliver Stone's "The Doors," but can anyone really make an argument that it would have been better if it had been toned down and turned into a PG singalong?
Of course, they likely don't need the permission of the band to make a biopic, but I suspect the band won't license the music without approval of the script, and a Queen/Mercury biopic without Queen music? Nope.
Jackie Jormp-Jomp, or, as an AVClub commenter suggested: "Monarch: The Frankie Quicksilver Story."
Yeah. That's about everything significant that happened in his life, isn't it?
G---AMMIT. This makes me angry AND sad. Sangry?
Now I'm trying to come up with a proper 13-word Denis Leary summary of a Mercury biopic.