Freddie Mercury movie starts filming in UK
Filmmaker Bryan Singer has started shooting on location in the UK for a new movie about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
American actor Rami Malek (pictured) is playing the singer in Bohemian Rhapsody, named after the band’s 1975 hit single.
The film will chart the band’s success leading up to their iconic performance at the Live Aid charity concert in 1985.
GK Films is involved as one of the producers on the movie. Mercury’s fellow Queen band members are being played by Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee, while Brian May and Roger Taylor are involved behind the scenes as producers.
“I just had my make-up, hair and costume tests as Freddie Mercury and it was overwhelmingly cool and truly unforgettable,” the actor said recently on social media.
Malek is currently best known for his starring role in the US hacker TV series Mr Robot, for which he won an Emmy in 2016.
Rami Malek image: USA Network/Michael Parmelee
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