Published Jul 14, 2017The long-gestating biopic about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has hit numerous snags over many years, with original star Sacha Baron Cohen having left the project over creative differences way back in 2013. Now, however, the production is moving ahead with a new star.
Best known for his starring role in Mr. Robot, Rami Malek is officially taking for Cohen in the biopic.
In an official announcement on Queen's website today (July 14), the band revealed that the film will officially be called Bohemian Rhapsody. Frequent X-Men director Bryan Singer is attached to helm the project, and it's being produced by surviving Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor.
Pre-production for the film is set to begin in London next week, with the film expected to start shooting in September.
Interestingly enough, a Malek fan photoshopped the actor to look like Freddie Mercury last year:
Rami with Freddie Mercury's mustache (thanks to vinylrahiim on tumblr) pic.twitter.com/84vmEONFYU— best of rami (@bestoframimalek) November 5, 2016
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