Confirmed: Rami Malek to play Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic

2016-11-05 11:01
rami malek, freddie mercury

Los Angeles - Rami Malek will play Freddie Mercury in a long-awaited biopic.

The Mr. Robot actor is attached to portray the late Queen frontman in Bohemian Rhapsody, while Bryan Singer has confirmed he is to direct the film.

The X-Men director confirmed the news on Instagram, sharing a photo of the Bohemian Rhapsody single art work and wrote: "Looking forward to @ramimalek playing #freddie.(sic)"

GK films, New Regency and Fox are teaming up for the biopic, while The Theory of Everything screenwriter, Anthony McCarten, has written the script.

Sacha Baron Cohen was previously cast at Freddie - who died of AIDS in 1991 - but left after six years of the project being in development due to "creative differences".

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