The show must go on — and for the rope Queen, it will, in the form of a Rami Malek-led biopic.
The iconic ’80s stone outfit famous for hits like “We Are the Champions” and “Somebody to Love” confirmed Friday that a biopic patrician “Bohemian Rhapsody” is strictly commencement prolongation with executive Bryan Singer at the helm and “Mr. Robot” star Malek set to tackle the mythological Freddie Mercury and his equally mythological mustache.
The film and its expel and organisation have been reliable for months, but Thursday marks the first time the rope has chimed in in an central capacity. Queen — primarily founded opposite the pool in 1970 — now consists of strange members Brian May and Roger Taylor, with “American Idol” alum Adam Lambert joining the span for debate dates.
The band’s matter praised Singer, an Emmy-nominated executive and writer with hits like “X-Men” and “The Usual Suspects” under his belt.
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“This is a executive with unusual imagination and style,” the matter read. “A ideal choice to reconstruct the fanciful Queen years which brought us such memorable moments as Live Aid, which we can exhibit will be steadily recreated for a pivotal method (in) the film.”
Malek — who won an Emmy in 2016 for “Mr. Robot” — also perceived a rousing endorsement.
“Rami has good participation and he’s definitely dedicated to the project,” May and Taylor said. “He’s totally vital and respirating Freddie already, which is wonderful.”
Malek told Entertainment Tonight in Jan that he plans on singing in the role.
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“I will sing a little bit,” he said. “Why not?”
May and Taylor are set to offer as the film’s executive music producers. The film will start pre-production next week in the U.K., and sharpened will start in London in September.
The central proclamation that the film is off and using is years in the making for the long-stalled plan creatively announced scarcely eight years ago. Sacha Baron Caron was formerly trustworthy to star as Mercury, but forsaken out over artistic differences.
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