We already know that the star of the successful TV series Mr. Robot, Rami Malek, is going to portray the iconic Queen front man Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Last week, fans were offered the first look at the actor in full costume and he indeed looks just like the singer. However, it seems like director Bryan Singer is still looking for actors to complete his cast. The most recent name thrown into the equation is that of Mike Myers. He is reportedly currently negotiating his role in the movie, but nobody knows what that role is going to be.
Mike Myers, part of the Bohemian Rhapsody
Mike Myers actually has a connection with Queen’s famous rock ballad. In his 1992 movie Wayne’s World, he has a scene (which he wrote and directed) where his character is rocking out to Bohemian Rhapsody. At the time, Myers said that he chose this particular song for that scene in the comedy because his entire family was obsessed with it. He remembered travelling with them to United Kingdom back in 1975 and hearing the song on the radio. So, it was an homage for his family.
And while we don’t know who Myers will play, there have been some recent leaks regarding Rami Malek’s portrayal of Freddie Mercury. Apart from the official sneak peek, some fans have managed to film part of a scene which see Queen doing their famous Live Aid Performance. In the short clip, you can see all the actors running on to stage exactly like the original band did. Malek is perfectly imitating Mercury’s flamboyant moves and style of performing.
Based on this clip, the biopic looks promising. It’s scheduled to come out on December 25, 2018. It will follow the band starting from 1970 and all the way to the front man’s death, in 1991.
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