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Rami Malek to play Freddie Mercury; Bryan Singer in talks to direct

11.04.2016

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There have been countless people attached to a project chronicling Freddie Mercury's involvement with British rock band Queen over the years and finally, barring any unforeseen circumstances, those who have been anxiously awaiting the long-in-development flick may actually get to see it. 20th Century Fox and New Regency have put BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY on the fast track and Deadline reports that Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) has signed on to play Mercury himself.

Deadline also reports that Bryan Singer is currently in talks to direct the film. The most recent script comes from Anthony McCarten ( THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING) and focuses on the band and its iconic lead singer. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is currently being eyed to kick off production next year. Graham King of GK Films, who will still be producing, has been trying to get BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY off the ground for years over at Sony and both Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Whishaw have been attached to play the Queen singer at various points in its long development. In both occasions creative differences kept the project from taking off and Cohen later hinted that the problem was the rest of the Queen band-members as they "wanted to make more of a PG movie about Queen while Cohen was counting on a gritty R-rated tell-all centered around the gifted gay singer."

Sound off Queen fans, do Rami Malek and Bryan Singer have what it takes to finally tell Freddie Mercury's story?

Source: Deadline

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2:38PM on 11/05/2016

Get some sleep man!!

This sumbitch need to sleep for like a week, he looks so fucking tired it drives me nuts! He need to check them bags under his eyes before he boards a plane I bet.
This sumbitch need to sleep for like a week, he looks so fucking tired it drives me nuts! He need to check them bags under his eyes before he boards a plane I bet.
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5:21PM on 11/05/2016
I think his eyes are just like that. Lots of people's are. Amy Adams for instance.
I think his eyes are just like that. Lots of people's are. Amy Adams for instance.
10:55AM on 11/05/2016
Personally, this is the most excited I've been about an actor portraying Mercury since they were eying Dominic Cooper (this was after Sacha Baron Cohen, who I'm sure would have been great if he and the producers could see eye to eye).
Personally, this is the most excited I've been about an actor portraying Mercury since they were eying Dominic Cooper (this was after Sacha Baron Cohen, who I'm sure would have been great if he and the producers could see eye to eye).
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10:28AM on 11/05/2016
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9:38AM on 11/05/2016

Mr Robot fucking sucks

I'm an IT guy, no IT guy I know watches that shit because of how fake it is. It tries so hard to come off as "realistic" but they are just throwing random jargon around and using antiquated script kiddie shit. The only good actor on that show is Christian Slater. This kid is just fucking awful.
I'm an IT guy, no IT guy I know watches that shit because of how fake it is. It tries so hard to come off as "realistic" but they are just throwing random jargon around and using antiquated script kiddie shit. The only good actor on that show is Christian Slater. This kid is just fucking awful.
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10:13PM on 11/04/2016
Sacha Baron Cohen is still the best actor for this part. It's too bad he dropped out considering his vision and take would have been the preferred version to see.
Sacha Baron Cohen is still the best actor for this part. It's too bad he dropped out considering his vision and take would have been the preferred version to see.
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9:18PM on 11/04/2016
Imagine him with a buck teeth and he already looked the part. I guess they go with Singer for some added authenticity, like how women superhero movies 'need'to be directed by women? Either way not a bad choice. I just hope they don't water down Mercury's life story too much.
Imagine him with a buck teeth and he already looked the part. I guess they go with Singer for some added authenticity, like how women superhero movies 'need'to be directed by women? Either way not a bad choice. I just hope they don't water down Mercury's life story too much.
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8:37PM on 11/04/2016
Inspired.
Inspired.
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8:21PM on 11/04/2016
Obviously the 1st thing that comes to mind is that they don't really look alike, but he can have a full physical transformation. I just hope his performance is good. He has yet to impress me as an actor. Yes, I watch MR. ROBOT.
Obviously the 1st thing that comes to mind is that they don't really look alike, but he can have a full physical transformation. I just hope his performance is good. He has yet to impress me as an actor. Yes, I watch MR. ROBOT.
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8:37PM on 11/04/2016
If you did watch Mr. Robot than you wouldn't say that.
If you did watch Mr. Robot than you wouldn't say that.
6:07AM on 11/05/2016
Why do you say that? Not everyone has to feel the same way about an acting performance. Also, it's not like I dislike him in MR. ROBOT. I just don't love him.
Why do you say that? Not everyone has to feel the same way about an acting performance. Also, it's not like I dislike him in MR. ROBOT. I just don't love him.
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