After a dozen years "protecting" the idea of making a film about the life of Freddie Mercury, the project already has the financial backing and a lead actor to play Freddie.
Today, we found out the names of the guys who will portray Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. And it turns out two of the members of the cast have worked together previously (even though every article on the entertainment/movie websites failed to make the connection).
Rami Malek will play Freddie. He's currently in the TV series 'Mr Robot'. Back in 2010, he played the character "Snafu" in the HBO World War II mini-series 'The Pacific'. His co-star, who played Eugene "Sledgehammer" Sledge will portray Queen bassist John Deacon.
Ben Hardy (X-Men Apocalypse) will be playing drummer Roger Taylor, and Gwilym Lee (The Tourist) will be portraying Brian May.
The film will be directed by The Usual Suspects and X-Men director Bryan Singer and will be titled Bohemian Rhapsody.The band says the movie is set to begin filming “very, very soon.”
As it stands, the release is set for Christmas Day of 2018.
Left-to-right: Ben Hardy (Roger Taylor), Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury), Gwilym Lee (Brian May) and Joe Mazzello (John Deacon).