EastEnders actor Ben Hardy, who plays Peter Beale, has landed a role in an upcoming Hollywood Queen biopic.
I can reveal Hardy is ditching Walford for a life of glitz and glamour.
The 26-year-old hunk has nabbed himself a role in the upcoming biopic of iconic British band Queen which has been titled Bohemian Rhapsody.
And he’s bagged himself a huge part too as he’s been booked to play drummer Roger Taylor.
A source revealed: “Ben caught the eye of producers and he has worked with director Bryan Singer on X-Men.
“After a couple of screen tests, bosses decided he was the perfect man for the job and signed him up. He’s very excited.”
Ben has delved headfirst into the role too as he’s locked himself away to learn how to play the drums before filming has even begun – proving he’s fully committed to the – erm – gig.
The source said: “But he’s got plenty of work to do before filming starts – he’s even started taking drumming lessons to get up to scratch.”
Ben will be swapping the likes of dad Ian Beale and Phill Mitchell for a superstar-studded cast, including some big names like Rami Malek who is set to play Freddie Mercury.
The biopic is set to retell Queen’s story up until their appearance at the Live Aid concert in 1985.
This isn’t Ben’s first taste of the Hollywood life though.
Since ditching EastEnders after a two-year run in 2015 it looks like the sky’s been the limit.
Just last year the former Walford resident starred in X-Men: Apocalypse – and it looks like working alongside A list actors such as James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence has kick-started a dazzling blockbuster career.
Guess there’s no looking back now. Hey Ben, gives us a call when you’re next in town!