Queen Biopic Starring Rami Malek Officially Happening, Band Says

Elias Hubbard
July 17, 2017

So, thoughts? You could argue that very few musical biopics give a fair and evenhanded account of a life, but there's no doubt that the original members of Queen being involved in this is going to have an effect on the story and will probably cause a few things to be glossed over or omitted outright if it's embarrassing or the like.

Bohemian Rhapsody is starting pre-production in the United Kingdom this week, and will begin principal photography around London as soon as mid-September. You've been hearing rumours about Bohemian Rhapsody The Film for some time, but now QOL is about to become your most direct source of official information.

However, nothing summarized the grandiose ethos of Queen more than "Bohemian Rhapsody", which began with Lambert on lead, followed by a cape-clad May popping out from below the stage, and ultimately, Mercury leading the chorus above them all. "So yes, I think we're very close", May said.

"So starting right now, here's what we can confirm at this stage".

The folks at Queenonline.com say Singer is the "perfect choice to recreate the fabulous Queen years which brought us such unforgettable moments as Live Aid". "More on that very soon". Roger and Brian told QOL: "Rami has great presence and he's utterly dedicated to the project". 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.

The statement said that Queen's memorable performance at Live Aid in 1985 would be "faithfully recreated" in the film, and that casting for the rest of the band would be announced at a later date.

No word yet on who will play drummer Roger Taylor, guitarist Brian May, or bassist John Deacon, though May and Taylor issued a statement praising Malek. "That, friends, is news for another day".

Come back soon. You don't know what you might be missing.

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