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Get a Preview of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

September 6, 2017

The long-awaited Freddie Mercury biopic is on its way, and Queen fans got a quick snapshot of Rami Malek in full costume and makeup as the iconic frontman.

The film, which is titled Bohemian Rhapsody, will illustrate the life and death of Freddie Mercury, and guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor will serve as the film's musical directors.

#RamiMalek is #FreddieMercury in this exclusive first look at 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'----The Bryan Singer-directed film (out Dec. 25, 2018) chronicles #Queen from 1970, when Mercury teamed with Brian May and Roger Taylor, until the band’s performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before the singer died of complications from AIDS. Click the link in our bio for more. --: Nick Delaney/Fox

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Malek recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and described the amount of pressure playing the role of Mercury as “terrifying” but also exciting. For additional context, Malek even had to watch his audition tape with the surviving members of Queen in the same room!

Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men, Superman Returns) will serve as the film’s director. Production is expected to begin in Fall 2017 with an expected US release date of December 25th, 2018.