Its been a long time coming, with several pre-production problems – but the Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic is going ahead. Officially announced on the Queen website, the movie will be called Bohemian Rhapsody and the project is so far along that pre-production work begins next week with filming starting in September!
Queen were one of the greatest rock bands of the 80s and their music still continues to inspire to this day. The film is set to show the band’s early years, rise to fame and the almost break up in 1985 before the memorising Live Aid gig that eventually catapulted Queen back into the limelight once more. But who will be playing the key roles?
Well flamboyant front-man, Freddie Mercury will be played by Rami Malek who was recently seen in Mr Robot. As for the rest of the band? Well they have yet to be announced, but Queen Online has promised to make more announcements soon.
The film will be directed by Bryan Singer – known for The Usual Suspects and several of the X-Men movies. With Roger Taylor and Brain May on board as the film’s executive music producers. Roger and Brain have said on Queen Online that…
“Rami has great presence and he’s utterly dedicated to the project. He’s completely living and breathing Freddie already, which is wonderful.”
But there’s more. Fancy trying out for a role as an extra in the movie? Well you can…
Is your hair 70s/80s enough to apply?
No release date has been announced yet – but stay tuned to the official Queen website for more news. After all the false starts and breakdowns with the project over the last few years, lets hope everyone involved can all share One Vision.