Queen Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is Officially Happening

Freddie Mercury biopic starring Rami Malek and directed by Bryan Singer is officially a go

Photo Rami Malek, who is set to play Freddie Mercury in a coming Queen biopic, in 2016.

As for the few specifics of the film that are now available, Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor will serve in executive producer roles. The film, called Bohemian Rhapsody, has been in the works for years, with Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Winshaw cast as Mercury in 2013 and 2014 before both projects fell apart. "He's completely living and breathing Freddie already, which is wonderful", says (Queen drummer) Roger (Taylor).

Queen have also confirmed that Bohemian Rhapsody will be directed by Bryan Singer, who has helmed films like The Usual Suspects, Superman Returns and a number of X-Men movies.

Queen have announced that the long-awaited and highly anticipated official biopic of their late singer Freddie Mercury is "finally happening" after spending years in production hell.

However, nothing summarized the grandiose ethos of Queen more than "Bohemian Rhapsody", which began with Lambert on lead, followed by a cape-clad May popping out from below the stage, and ultimately, Mercury leading the chorus above them all. The band praised his directorial skills in their announcement, writing, "this is a director with extraordinary imagination and style". According to the outlet, the Freddie Mercury film will recreate the band's most memorable moments, including their performance at Live Aid back in 1985. Who could imagine a more flawless fit than this brilliant actor?

Cohen, however, said he understood why the surviving members of Queen wanted a more PG-rated version of the film that vaunted the band's legacy. The film is close to beginning production, with pre-production meetings taking place this week in United Kingdom and principal photography beginning in London in mid-September. Hint: Fancy being in the film?



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