November 4, 2016 at 3:49 pm #1201945084
The biopic about Queen singer Freddie Mercury, which has been in development for years and has had several directors attached at one point and originally had Sacha Baron Cohen attached to play Freddie Mercury, may finally be moving forward at last with Bryan Singer directing and Rami Malek starring as Freddie Mercury. http://deadline.com/2016/11/queen-movie-rami-malek-freddie-mercury-bryan-singer-bohemian-rhapsody-1201848910/#comment-list-wrapperNovember 4, 2016 at 8:49 pm #1201945162
Baron Cohen would’ve been far more interesting.November 5, 2016 at 6:46 am #1201945261
FINALLY! But Rami, though?!November 5, 2016 at 7:17 am #1201945270
I admit, having never seen him sing, I’m skeptical myself, but who knows, maybe he could genuinely surprise us.August 21, 2017 at 12:29 pm #1202191057
Finally, we have some more news about this film! The film has officially been titled Bohemian Rhapsody and will be released on December 25, 2018. Bryan Singer is still attached as director and Rami Malek is still playing Freddie Mercury. The rest of the Queen band members have been cast. Joe Mazzello will play bassist John Deacon, Ben Hardy will play drummer Roger Taylor, and Gwilym Lee will play guitarist Brian May. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bryan-singers-bohemian-rhapsody-casts-queen-bandmates-1028454August 31, 2017 at 9:32 pm #1202200655
Allen Leech has been cast as Freddie Mercury’s personal manager Paul Prenter. http://deadline.com/2017/08/allen-leech-queen-movie-bohemian-rhapsody-paul-prenter-freddie-mercury-1202158400/September 1, 2017 at 12:25 am #1202200811
I’m very skeptical about this movie. I really wish we weren’t getting a watered down pg-13 version but maybe it’ll still be decent, I generally like Singer. I’m not sure how Malek would be in this role but he’s a good actor so I’ll give him a chance.September 1, 2017 at 6:01 am #1202200962
I don’t think filming has even begun yet, so it’s too early to say it’s a watered down PG-13 version.September 1, 2017 at 9:55 am #1202201113
I’m not sure.September 1, 2017 at 10:04 am #1202201117
Rami Malek is so miscast it is unbelievable. Baron Cohen would have been perfect.September 5, 2017 at 2:18 pm #1202204397
Entertainment Weekly has released the first official photo of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. http://ew.com/movies/2017/09/05/rami-malek-freddie-mercury-bohemian-rhapsody/September 6, 2017 at 9:36 am #1202205312
He looks perfect…
…because you can’t really see his face and the moustache helps. He’s also very thin so it makes sense.
But Malek looks nothing like him and there’s no makeup team in the world that can turn Malek into the hairy man Mercury was.
I don’t understand this casting. This movie will have to be insanely good for people to accept Malek. And with Singer at the helm, I have zero hopes of this being that great.
Sometimes you can let things go, like Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs or Jessica Lange looking nothing like Joan Crawford, but in this particular case, you need a Freddie Mercury look a like. There were way too many physical things you remember about him.September 6, 2017 at 10:28 am #1202205347
I can’t believe that people are bemoaning the casting of Malek, one of his generation’s best and most interesting actors, over Baron Cohen, a buffoon known for gross-out comedy and crass, trashy movies.