The Queen And Freddie Mercury Movie Is Finally Happening


Freddie Mercury biopic

Roger Taylor and Brian May have announced that the upcoming Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic, titled Bohemian Rhapsody, will soon start production.

“The film is now ‘as-close-as-that’ to start of shooting,” the band wrote in an announcement on their website.

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“Pre-production begins next week in the UK to prepare for start of principal photography in around London as soon as mid-September.”

Mr. Robot actor Rami Malek will star in the film as the late Freddie Mercury.

Queen members Taylor and May, who will executive produce the film’s music, said Rami “has great presence and he’s utterly dedicated to the project.

“He’s completely living and breathing Freddie already, which is wonderful.”

Taylor and May also confirmed that Bohemian Rhapsody will be directed by “The Usual Suspects” and “X-Men” director Bryan Singer.

They said Singer was the “perfect choice to recreate the fabulous Queen years which brought us such unforgettable moments as Live Aid” which they said will be “faithfully recreated” for a key sequence the film.

Freddie Mercury died in 1991 from AIDS complications at age 45.

Last month, the band announced an Australian tour for early next year, with Adam Lambert as frontman. They’ll play the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on February 24.

Read Queen’s statement below:

Award winning director Bryan Singer is the man who will be bringing the Queen and Freddie story alive. 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 perfect 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. More on that very soon.

Rami Malek has signed up to take on the challenging rôle of Freddie Mercury. Who could imagine a more perfect fit than this brilliant actor. At this stage you probably know him best for TV’s Mr Robot. Roger and Brian told QOL: “Rami has great presence and he’s utterly dedicated to the project. He’s completely living and breathing Freddie already, which is wonderful.”

Roger and Brian of course are serving as the film’s executive music producers.

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After months of speculation, QOL can also confirm that the film is now ‘as-close-as-that’ to start of shooting. Pre-production begins next week in the UK to prepare for start of principal photography in around London as soon as mid-September.