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Post by WyldeMan on 7/16/2017, 7:56 am

Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-in-the-works movie about seminal British rock band Queen, is getting closer to a start. Deadline broke the news last year that Bryan Singer was in talks to direct with Mr Robot star Rami Malek playing legendary frontman Freddie Mercury. Queen’s official website has now said the film is “as-close-as-that” to the start of shooting, with pre-production beginning this week in the UK. Principal photography in and around London is being eyed as soon as mid-September.

Graham King is producing via his GK Films for 20th Century Fox and New Regency. The project has been in development with King for about nine years and the most recent script is from Theory Of Everything scribe Anthony McCarten. The pic currently has a December 25, 2018 release date.

The folks at Queenonline.com say Singer is the “perfect choice to recreate the fabulous Queen years which brought us such unforgettable moments as Live Aid.” That 1985 benefit concert will be “faithfully recreated for a key sequence in the film,” notes QOL.

Malek as the strutting, operatically-voiced Mercury is “utterly dedicated to the project,” according to bandmembers Roger Taylor and Brian May. “He’s completely living and breathing Freddie already, which is wonderful.” Taylor and May are also executive music producers on the movie.

QOL is clearly havin’ a good time with the project, posting a casting call for male and female extras “with 70s & 80s hair.”

Previous incarnations of the project had been rooted at Sony. Sacha Baron Cohen had been aboard as Mercury and Peter Morgan writing, before creative differences scotched that plan. Later, Ben Whishaw was to star with Dexter Fletcher directing, but more creative issues nixed that team-up.


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Post by Tyger on 7/16/2017, 12:09 pm

I don't see a resemblance but I like him and I like biopics and who doesn't like Queen? I'll check it out
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Post by WyldeMan on 7/16/2017, 12:39 pm

@Tyger wrote:I don't see a resemblance but I like him and I like biopics and who doesn't like Queen? I'll check it out

I always despised the idea of Sasha Baron in Freddy's role so I'll happily take Rami.

However I still have massive worries given Singer.
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Post by WyldeMan on 8/21/2017, 12:30 pm

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Casts Band Members
Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, and Joe Mazzello have joined upcoming biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” about the band Queen, with Rami Malek starring as frontman Freddie Mercury.

Production on the film will begin this fall, with Bryan Singer directing from Justin Haythe’s script. New Regency and Graham King’s GK Films are the production companies.

The producers are King, Singer, and Jim Beach. Denis O’Sullivan, Arnon Milchan, and Jane Rosenthal are the executive producers. Kira Goldberg is overseeing the project for Fox.

Hardy, whose credits include “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Mary Shelley,” will play drummer Roger Taylor. Lee (“The Hollow Crown”) will portray lead guitarist Brian May and Mazzello (“The Social Network”) will tackle the role of bass guitarist John Deacon.

King has been trying to get the project off the ground for sometime after originally setting it up at Sony, with Sacha Baron Cohen attached to star at one point. When Cohen dropped out, King began shopping the project elsewhere while looking for a new frontman.

Mercury wrote numerous hits for Queen, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “Somebody to Love,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and “We Are the Champions.”

The film is slated for U.S. release on Dec. 25, 2018.
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Post by ForeverBlu on 8/21/2017, 1:23 pm

They're going to skip over Freddie's battle with Aids.



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Post by Tyger on 8/21/2017, 2:01 pm

Who names their kid Gwilym??
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Post by WyldeMan on 8/21/2017, 4:56 pm

@Tyger wrote:Who names their kid Gwilym??

I don't even need to search that name out to be 100% positive that he's British since they tend to have silly first names no Americans ever use like Dexter, Hugo, Benedict, Sebastian, Frederick or Alfie, so Gwilym sounds par for the Limey course.
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Post by Tyger on 8/21/2017, 5:39 pm

It sounds like an American parody of a British name though
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Post by WyldeMan on 9/6/2017, 9:54 am


Exclusive: @ItsRamiMalek is #FreddieMercury in this 'Bohemian Rhapsody' first look: http://share.ew.com/uHD1U46 
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Post by ForeverBlu on 9/6/2017, 3:32 pm

Ummm,NOPE!


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Post by UltimateMarvel on 9/6/2017, 5:28 pm

RAMI? affraid What the fuck is this? lol Looks nothing like him in this pic.
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Post by WyldeMan on 9/6/2017, 9:28 pm

@UltimateMarvel wrote:RAMI? affraid What the fuck is this? lol Looks nothing like him in this pic.

I'm going to take a shot in the dark here and say that you're not exactly familiar with Queen or Freddie Mercury..... Razz

BTW, Rami looks EXACTLY like Freddie in that pic.
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Post by Tyger on 9/6/2017, 10:23 pm

They just need to keep showing him in such angles
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Post by WyldeMan on 9/6/2017, 10:25 pm

@Tyger wrote:They just need to keep showing him in such angles

The real test though, can he actually sing......

Freddie's range was amazing.
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 9/7/2017, 6:53 pm

@WyldeMan wrote:
@UltimateMarvel wrote:RAMI? affraid What the fuck is this? lol Looks nothing like him in this pic.

I'm going to take a shot in the dark here and say that you're not exactly familiar with Queen or Freddie Mercury..... Razz

BTW, Rami looks EXACTLY like Freddie in that pic.

More like a shot in the light. lol You know damn well I don't know who you're talking about.
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