For his next project, director Bryan Singer’s X-Men forsake darlings to tackle long-delayed biopic of Freddie Mercury, leader of Queen and flamboyant rock icon. Rami Malek, the fascinating interpreter Elliot Alderson in the series “Mr. Robot “, has just been announced in the lead role.
For years the rumor of a biopic of Freddie Mercury, the inimitable leader of the band Queen, remade regularly surface, giving the project the air of a cinephile sea serpent. Things finally clarify the announcement by the magazine Variety , Rami Malek in the lead role. Director Bryan Singer has shared on his Instagram account a famous photograph of the group, accompanied by unequivocal hashtags by way of casting announcement.
A biopic under beautiful auspices but under surveillance
Title Bohemian Rhapsody , the film will be written by Anthony McCarten, known for the script of The Theory of Everything , biopic (already) Stephen Hawking acclaimed Oscar. Bryan May and Roger Taylor, respectively guitarist and drummer, will officiate in the production alongside Graham King. If we can rejoice in the creative contribution of the two musicians, their involvement in a project so closely related to their lives and their careers may also fear a too limiting use of their right of scrutiny.
After Sacha Baron Cohen
The young actor Rami Malek revealed by the global success of the series Mr. Robot , takes over from Sacha Baron Cohen, interpreter of Borat, Brüno and others, who had slammed the door project in 2013, citing a scenario too smooth. If the talent is not the first to question, and it will bring a sense of tragedy to the role, we must admit that the fantastic character of the second seemed more appropriate to revive the flamboyant genius of the big screen Freddie. Bryan Singer, meanwhile, is also currently developing its adaptation into two parts 2 0000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne for Fox, and a new film of his franchise flagship X-Men .