Queen Movie Looking At New Actor for Freddie Mercury Role

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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Comments

  1. Gwendolyn says:

    why don’t they consider Adam for the role of Freddie Mercury? At least he is pretty enough and can truly sing? Of course it they did make a movie with Adam, I would have to sit on a towel to watch it, hehe.

    • I wouldn’t want to see Adam in this role. He’s had an uphill battle to be accepted as Queen’s lead singer. He’s been so smart not to imitate Freddie on stage, and has gained world-wide acceptance as his own person singing with Queen. Imitating Freddie, even if for a movie, might hurt that success. Better not to cross the roles.

      • You are right Carol. I think Adam would be best but it all comes down to being accepted by the die hard Queen fans. I remember all the negative response from Queen fans when Adam was going to be their front man, and he was finally accepted because he put his own spin on it.

  2. Wow, I watch Mr. Robot and can’t imagine Rami, but hopefully it’s just because of his current role. Maybe he can stretch his legs to fit in this role??? IDK, I think Sasha would’ve been much better.

  3. the person in role of Freddie doesn’t have to look like him or sing exactly like him Gary Busey played Buddy Holly and sang all songs. Plus Gary looked nothing like buddy and was forced to lose over 50 lbs to play role. Don’t want Adam to have to do that. He’s gorgeous and sexy just way he is. I’m sure Brian/Roger would have chosen Adam or at least recommended Adam if Adam wanted role.

  4. glamity58 says:

    I initially thought Adam could sing these songs great, but they are going to use Freddie’s vocals aren’t they? Adam could play him, but it would be hard for Adam not to sing. I think this person they’ve chosen looks like him but doesn’t sing (or at least I think so). I think Adam should have some kind of appearance in the movie. Or help out his good friends Brian May and Roger Taylor. I am worried about Brian May. He has not been well and I want this collaboration to continue. We’ll see what happens. All in all I’d like Adam to play the role and sing but that just isn’t a possibility.

  5. Hi, Carol. Always nice to see something about Adam. Thank-You for the effort you put into doing it! I agree, Adam should not play Freddie. He does not need the money. And he appears to be the main singer for Queen. I don’t think he should do the movie. I don’t understand why it has been an uphill battle for Adam to be the lead singer for Queen. He looks good. And sings Freddie’s songs good. And he sure does look real good too!

  6. Wow if there was ever a time to make a Elvis movie it would be awesome!

  7. Have him do an updated version of Viva Las Vegas!
    He would smoulder.

  8. I believe that Adam said in a recent interview that he would not like to play the part of Freddie, but maybe another part in the movie. However, who wouldn’t LOVE to see Adam in the lead??? Perfection…