Thanks to our friends over at Entertainment Weekly, we have our first look at Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Now, let’s ignore the obvious airbrushing and suspect angle choice for a moment and just gush at how perfect this photo of Malek is.
Check it out:
We’re still a ways out from Bohemian Rhapsody’s release, which isn’t until December of next year. However, along with the photo, EW also provided us with some details of the film’s plot. The timeframe will encompass the early 1970s with Queen’s origins, and end with their Live Aid performance in 1985.
Bohemian Rhapsody has been long in the making. The film has been in development hell for a countless number of years. On paper, a biopic about Freddie Mercury and Queen is a great idea. That is, until realizing that Bryan Singer is the director in charge of this thing.
Here’s what he had to say regarding the project:
Singer, who last helmed 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, describes his approach to Bohemian Rhapsody as “not a traditional biopic” but rather a story honoring the music, an angle hinted at by the film’s limited time frame. “It won’t just be the dark Freddie story, but that being said, that also will be honored,” Singer says. “It’s about collaboration. It’s a celebration.”
I have little faith in this due to Singer, but I’ll be damned if I’m not rooting for this thing. At the very least, we now know Malek will look the part.