‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek Set to Play Freddie Mercury in Queen Biopic
Bryan Singer is in talks to direct the film, called “Bohemian Rhapsody”November 7, 2016
Is this the real life … is this just fantasy?
Either way, Variety has reported that “Mr. Robot” star — and recent Emmy winner — Rami Malek is set to play Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a biopic which has been in development for quite some time.
Malek’s casting appears to be only one of the film’s pieces which have recently fallen into place. “X-Men” director Bryan Singer, who is in talks to direct the film, recently took to Instagram to say he’s looking forward to working with Rami.
#bohemianrhapsody #queen #freddiemercury #brianmay #rogertaylor #johndeacon #grahamking #fox #newregency Looking forward to @ramimalek @whoismrrobot playing #Freddie photo @therealmickrock
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As Stern Show fans might remember, Sacha Baron Cohen had initially been attached to play the dynamic frontman, but left the project due to creative differences, as he discussed with Howard.
Read more about “Bohemian Rhapsody” here.