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Get your first look at Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Queen film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Rami Malek is well aware that there are few people in music history as recognizable as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

There’s not just Mercury’s face but also his four-octave voice and flamboyant physicality. So the Mr. Robot star knows it’s a tall order to be playing Mercury in the upcoming feature film Bohemian Rhapsody it hits theaters in December 2018.

The film chronicles Queen from 1970, when Mercury teamed with Brian May and Roger Taylor, until the band’s performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before the singer died of complications from AIDS.

“When you’re able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror,” Malek tells Entertainment Weekly, recalling his first time in hair and makeup, “it’s a very affirming moment.”’



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2 Remarks

  1. According to Pink News this bio pic doesn’t mention his personal life at all and doesn’t mention his struggle with HIV/AIDS. That’s part of the reason Sacha Baron Cohen walked away from the project. I hope I’m proven wrong but this project sounds rather white washed.

  2. What gets me is it’s produced and directed by Bryan Singer who is gay. Since it’s about the group “Queen” up to their Live Aid concert instead of just Freddie Mercury, maybe they thought they could exclude his personal life from the film. It sounds like by-the-committee studio produced movie to me. I’ll pass. And I used to be a big fan of Bryan Singer’s work, but he hasn’t been that good lately in my opinion of course.

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