Bohemian Rhapsody, the movie about Queen that hit the skids is back on track. Creative differences ended talks for the previous version with Sacha Baron Cohen originally playing Freddie Mercury and Peter Morgan as the original writer.
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Now they’re looking at actor Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) to play Freddie and Bryan Singer is in talks to direct. All is moving forward with 20th Century Fox, New Regency to begin shooting early 2017. Brian May and Roger Taylor will serve as music producers.
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From Deadline Hollywood:
Queen Movie Amping Up With Bryan Singer & Rami Malek As Freddie Mercury
EXCLUSIVE: Bryan Singer is in talks to direct Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-in-the-works movie about the seminal British rock band Queen, with Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek playing frontman Freddie Mercury. The film is coming back together and is on the fast track at 2oth Century Fox and New Regency with original producer Graham King and his GK Films.
Fox and New Regency have stepped up for the joint project in the latest maneuver for a movie that has been in development with King for eight years. The most recent script, which focuses on the band and its iconic lead singer, is from The Theory of Everything scribe Anthony McCarten. King and Jim Beach are producers, and Denis O’Sullivan is exec producer. Original Queen bandmembers Brian May and Roger Taylor will serve as music producers. It’s being eyed to shoot early next year.
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