The bug-eyed-and-sexy Emmy winner Rami Malek (aka “Mr. Robot”) is set to play Queen’s flamingly wonderful lead singer, Freddie Mercury, in the long-awaited biopic called Bohemian Rhapsody.
Variety reports that everyone’s favorite delusional television “hacktivist” (apologies for using that ridiculous word, but my grammar checker inferred that I was boring when I tried to use “hacker“) will be helmed by (the alleged sketchball) X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer. Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor will serve as music producers on the film (and hopefully get back in these outfits for inspiration).
Brian confirmed the news on Instagram with a photo of the band.
#bohemianrhapsody #queen #freddiemercury #brianmay #rogertaylor #johndeacon #grahamking #fox #newregency Looking forward to @ramimalek @whoismrrobot playing #Freddie photo @therealmickrock
Rami is taking over the role from Sacha Baron Cohen, who was attached to the project for a couple of years, but dropped out in 2013. Sacha told Howard Stern (via Rolling Stone) that he exited the role because he felt the producers wouldn’t let the movie realistically portray Freddie’s alleged “little people balancing cocaine on their heads to serve the guests at his parties” lifestyle.
Freddie Mercury was leather daddy magic in human form (everyone should watch Queen’s Live Aid performance and then quit watching live performances ever again, because you don’t top that grandeur), and he was taken way too soon from us in 1991. He was an apex performer. He also perfected the wearing of a two-toned, deep vee unitard before any of these other basics could even dream of outrageous stage costumes. Mr. Robot better get it right (the movie as well as the unitard).