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Rami Malek Set to Play Freddie Mercury in Queen Biopic

Rami Malek Set to Play Freddie Mercury in Queen Biopic

Rami Malek has been cast to portray Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic about his legendary group Queen.

The 35-year-old Mr. Robot star’s involvement was confirmed in a post from director Bryan Singer on his Instagram account.

“Looking forward to @ramimalek @whoismrrobot playing #Freddie photo,” the director wrote, along with a photo of the band.

Original Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor are set to serve as music producers for the film.

Sacha Baron Cohen was originally slated to star in the flick but eventually dropped out of the project.

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  • Hypnotist

    I refuse to take this seriously because Rami Malek has all the personality and acting ability of a dead moth.

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  • Naynay

    for once they actually pay attention to the origins of the main character which is fine but my only problem is the body type he’s pretty skinny compared to freddy

  • Gina

    It’ll come in handy for when he depicts AIDS-stricken Freddie.

  • Visitor

    An Arab playing an Arab. Seems like common sense.

  • Visitor

    An Arab playing an Arab. Seems like common sense.