Right now, Rami Malek is known for his wonderful work on Mr. Robot, but next year, he will only be known as Freddie Mercury. On September 5 (what would have been Mercury’s 71st birthday) the first-look at Malek in the 2018 biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was released.
And as you can see, Malek has nailed the physical transformation. He looks just like Freddie in the photo.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Malek admitted even he was moved by the transformation when he first saw himself in the mirror after hair and makeup…
“When you’re able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror, it’s a very affirming moment.”
Bryan Singer is the director behind this project, and he claims his approach to Bohemian Rhapsody was a bit different. It’s “not a traditional biopic,” but rather a story honoring the music created by a legendary rock group.
“It won’t just be the dark Freddie story, but that being said, that also will be honored. It’s about collaboration. It’s a celebration.”
It’s scheduled to be released on Christmas Day 2018, and it’s probably going to be incredible.