This movie has been talked about for years, and for whatever reason, it just never happened. A director would back out, the studio would get cold feet, etc.
But it now looks like everything is on the right track. Original members of Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor, confirmed that the Freddie Mercury biopic is happening. They also revealed that Mr. Robot star Rami Malek would be playing Mercury in the film.
They told Queen Online that they believe Rami is the best actor for the role…
“Rami has great presence and he’s utterly dedicated to the project. He’s completely living and breathing Freddie already, which is wonderful.”
In addition to Rami starring, it was also revealed that X-Men director Bryan Singer will direct the movie.
“[Bryan Singer is] 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.”
This movie is still in the early stages, so we don’t know who else will star, but the band members promised more announcements would be coming soon. They also hinted that fans will have an opportunity to be extras in the film.
We’ll keep you posted as more information is released.