Freddie Mercury film sets up UK shoot

Rami MalekA new biopic of seminal rock band Queen is now in pre-production readying for a UK shoot. 

Bohemian Rhapsody will focus on the period leading up to the group’s appearance at Live Aid in 1985 and will star Mr Robot lead actor Rami Malek as flamboyant frontman Freddie Mercury. 

Bryan Singer directs from a screenplay by Anthony McCarten (Darkest Hour, The Theory of Everything) with Graham King, Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal producing alongside band members Brian May and Roger Taylor. 

The project has been in development at GK Films in LA for years, with Sacha Baron Cohen originally reported to be in the running to play Mercury. 

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Bohemian Rhapsody is one of more than 110 projects listed in pre-production on PI, with details on features such as Tim Burton’s Dumbo and TV dramas including Amazon’s Good Omens. 

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Rami Malek photo via Getty Images Ent/Theo Wargo. 


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