First Look: Rami As Freddie Mercury

Rami Malek is set to play the Queen frontman in the upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody
We’ve had our first look at Mr Robot star Rami Malek channeling Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic, and it’s kind of magic how much he resembles the late Freddie Mercury…

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Bohemian Rhapsody hits cinemas on Christmas Day 2018, focusing on the band’s incredible line-up of hits. After bigger name stars Johnny Depp and Sacha Baron Cohen dropped out of the role, Rami Malek has made a complete transformation into the flamboyant performer. As he told Entertainment Weekly; “When you're able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror, it's a very affirming moment.” The long-awaited biopic, directed by Bryan Singer (X Men) will focus on the rise of Queen from 1970 until their performance at Live Aid in 1985. Six years later Mercury died of complications from AIDS.  

Along with Bohemian Rhapsody, we take a look at other music movies on the turntable:

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It Comes at Night director Trey Edward Shults is itching to make a biopic about US rapper Kanye West. In his own words, “I have a dream of doing a Kanye West biopic...My dream is he will somehow see and like my movies and let me pick his brain apart — to make the ultimate one-of-a-kind biopic we haven’t yet seen [that will] explore this man. I think it’d be amazing.” Meanwhile, Kanye has apparently reached out to his favourite comedian Will Ferrell about a comedy version of his life, so it can’t be long before Kim Kardashian’s main squeeze has his big screen moment.  

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Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is in talks to make a movie based on his life, which he’s hoping will be a blend of Eminem’s gritty 8 Mile and fluffy rom com Notting Hill. “I really want to make a film that I do the soundtrack for and star in – that’s my next thing,” says Ed. “I want to have an 8 Mile moment but 8 Mile meets Notting Hill. Not gritty like Detroit [where 8 Mile is set] but, like, Ipswich. I want to have low-budget, indie, British-made film.”  We’re totally seeing Ed as the new Hugh Grant…

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