Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Bryan Singer will direct official Queen film, starring Rami Malek as Freddie

Bryan Singer will direct official Queen film, starring Rami Malek as Freddie Bryan Singer will direct official Queen film, starring Rami Malek as Freddie
Melinda Barton | 18 July, 2017, 03:25

The group has issued a statement on its official website that the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody - The Film, is getting underway, with filming expected to begin soon with Bryan Singer directing and Mr. Robot's Rami Malek starring as Freddie Mercury.

Though there were many reasons to fall in love with USA's Mr. Robot when it premiered in summer 2015-the interesting premise, the superb acting, the outstanding dialogue, and, of course, the return of Christian Slater-many people (including me) were drawn in by the sexy, brooding allure of lead actor Rami Malek, who, prior to the show, had enjoyed a long acting career despite never really breaking through to the mainstream. In November of previous year, Malek and X-Men director Bryan Singer signed onto the project, which the band says will begin pre-production next week.

After years of being stuck in developmental hell, Queen's Freddie Mercury biopic is officially a go.

The official announcement that the film is off and running is years in the making for the long-stalled project originally announced almost eight years ago.

Rami Malek may have already nabbed the role of Freddie Mercury but the other band members have yet to be cast.

Pre-production for Bohemian Rhapsody begins next week, with a release date slated for 2018. If you've ever seen Singer's X-Men films, or the groundbreaking movie The Usual Suspects, you'll know this is a director with extraordinary imagination and style. "A ideal choice to recreate the fabulous Queen years which brought us such unforgettable moments as Live Aid, which we can reveal will be faithfully recreated for a key sequence the film". Who could imagine a more ideal fit than this brilliant actor?

The blog post continued: "After months of speculation, QOL can also confirm that the film is now "as-close-as-that" to start of shooting". 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.

May and Taylor are set to serve as the film's executive music producers.

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