At Christmas the time has finally come: Rami Malik dances like Queen singer Freddie Mercury on German screens. Directed by “X-Men” director Bryan Singer.
The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” finally has a start date: In late 2018 we can rock to the sounds of Queens in the theater seats. While Americans can already enjoy Rami Malek’s performance as a pop icon on Boxing Day, the film will begin in Germany on December 27, 2018.
The project was plagued with renovations for years. After Sacha Baron Cohen was the lead actor for a long time and wanted to get creatively involved (which ultimately led to the veto of the remaining Queen members), Ben Whishaw and Dexter Fletcher came into play, until the latter resigned due to renewed differences creative. It has been known since the end of 2016 that “Mr. “Robot” star Rami Malek will play Freddie Mercury in the film, now known as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and Bryan Singer (“X-Men: Apocalypse”) will direct.
Anthony McCarten (“The Discovery of Infinity”) wrote the current version of the script. Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor are on board as producers. The now released start date for “Bohemian Rhapsody” is strategically well placed for the 2019 awards season; it’s very possible that the creators calculate the chances of the Oscars.
Rami Malek was recently on camera for the mystery thriller “Buster’s Mal Heart.”