‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ ‘Jurassic Park’ Actors Join Queen Biopic
Here's who will play the bandmates of Rami Malek's Freddie MercuryAugust 22, 2017
Is this real life? Is this just fantasy? The remaining members of Queen have finally been cast—that’s a reality.
Actors Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, and Joe Mazzello are set to star alongside Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury in the rock band’s upcoming biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” according to Queen’s official website.
Joe Mazzello, who played young dinosaur enthusiast Tim in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster “Jurassic Park,” has been cast as bassist John Deacon; Hardy, who played the mutant Angel in the 2016 superhero film “X-Men: Apocalypse,” will play drummer Roger Taylor; Lee, a relative unknown, will play guitarist, scientist, and unboxing aficionado Brian May.
The three of them will join the previously cast Malek, as the “Mr. Robot” star attempts to embody one of rock’s most legendary frontmen in Mercury. Bryan Singer, who helmed “Superman Returns” and nearly all the “X-Men” films (including Hardy’s “Apocalypse”), will direct the picture for Twentieth Century Fox.
Lee, meanwhile, has already tweeted out his excitement over landing the part, as well as his desire to begin practicing the guitar immediately.
I’m very excited to say that I’ll be playing @DrBrianMay in Bohemian Rhapsody – the upcoming film about Queen! Right…I’m off to practice 🎸— Gwilym Lee (@Gwilymlee) August 21, 2017
The Queen website revealed a few other details about “Bohemian Rhapsody,” too. In addition to saying Queen archivist Greg Brooks has joined the production, the site said filming will begin “very, very soon.”
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