He would have been so perfect for the role! He really looks like him and has the native British accent! But I must admit that the new actor will be good too!
Do you know who he is? It’s Rami Malek! They could’ve easily written the film about Freddie’s career, and left his illness to the last half hour of the film, but portraying him as a hero who ignored it and continued recording music!
Over the years there have been all manner of biopics about famous singers with the most recent being ‘All Eyez On Me’ about the bullet riddled rapper Tupac Shakur. These biopics go through numerous rewrites due to the artists or their estate looking to sue for anything they deem libelous.
At the moment there is a biopic of Madonna about to go into production about her early years which apparently she’s furious about deeming the whole script as a pack of lies. For several years there have been reports of a Sacha Baron Cohen-led biopic about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Unfortunately, the film was not to be.
The long gestating Freddie Mercury film is finally about to go into production shortly and will follow the band up until their barnstorming and era defining performance at Live Aid. Titled ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ it will star Mr Robot lead actor Rami Malek as flamboyant frontman Freddie Mercury.
X Men director Bryan Singer directs from a screenplay by Anthony McCarten (Darkest Hour, The Theory of Everything) with Graham King, Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal producing alongside band members Brian May and Roger Taylor.