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Deadline is reporting that Aaron McCusker (Shameless, Fortitude) has joined the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, where he will play Jim Hutton, the lover of Freddie Mercury from 1985 through to his death in 1991.
The biopic sees Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse) directing and Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek taking on the role of the legendary Queen frontman. Also featuring in the cast are Gwilym Lee (Jamestown) as Brian May, Ben Hardy (X-Men: Apocalypse) as Roger Taylor, Joe Mazzello (The Social Network) as John Deacon and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street) as Mary Austin.
Bohemian Rhapsody will chronicle the rise of Queen and the years leading up to the band’s iconic Live Aid performance in 1985. It is set for release on December 25th 2018 in the States and December 28th 2018 in the UK. »
- Gary Collinson
We’ll be the first to admit that we weren’t sure what to make of the casting of Mr. Robot star Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. But after seeing the actor in action thanks to a recent set video (seen above), we can safely say that 20th Century Fox picked the right man for the job.
While we don’t know too much about the film just yet, it will reportedly spotlight “a 15-year period, starting in 1970 when Mercury met his bandmates, up through their legendary Live Aid performance in 1985.” Now, with production well underway, the rest of the cast is starting to assemble and today, Deadline brings word that a key role has been filled. That’d be the part of Jim Hutton, Freddie’s boyfriend.
- Matt Joseph
With production now underway on Bryan Singer’s Bohemian Rhapsody, some spy photos have arrived online from the set of the Queen biopic showing a recreation of the band’s legendary Wembley performance at Live Aid in 1985, as well as a video which offers a side-by-side comparison of Rami Malek’s performance with that that of Freddie Mercury. Check them out here…
@ItsRamiMalek as Freddie Mercury ???????????? love it pic.twitter.com/S9h03HN82E
— Terrance (@stickysweett) September 14, 2017
— art by xan (@tomlinxan) September 10, 2017
Bohemian Rhapsody is set for release on December 25th 2018 in the States and December 28th 2018 in the UK and sees Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse) directing a cast that includes Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) as Freddie Mercury, Gwilym Lee (Jamestown) as Brian May, Ben Hardy (X-Men: Apocalypse) as Roger Taylor, »
- Gary Collinson
Image Source: Getty / Steve Jennings It was recently announced that Rami Malek will be taking on the role of the legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury (née Farrokh Bulsara) in the new biopic titled Bohemian Rhapsody. Freddie was only 45 when he passed away on Nov. 24, 1991, and the upcoming film has revived interest in the details surrounding his death. Freddie released a statement disclosing that he suffered from AIDS less than 24 hours before he died in his London home from bronchopneumonia resulting from the disease. "I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV-positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me," he said. "However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with my doctors and all those worldwide in »
- Monica Sisavat
One week on from that stunning reveal of Malek in costume as Queen’s lead singer, and we now have some behind-the-scenes footage from Bohemian Rhapsody that shows the 36-year-old recreate Mercury’s memorable performance at Live Aid. Sporting that signature white vest and blue jeans ensemble, the attention to detail here is uncanny. Freddie Mercury was always known and loved for his flamboyant stage persona, and that’s something Rami Malek recreates almost perfectly up above, jogging onto the faux stage and gesturing to the crowd, before sitting next to the grand piano.
- Michael Briers
MaryAnn’s quick take… Charming based-on-fact British costume dramedy gently snarks about power and propriety but cuts a lot deeper when it comes to bigotry and bootlicking. I’m “biast” (pro): love Judi Dench, mostly love Stephen Frears’s films
I’m “biast” (con): we’re still telling stories about this dead queen?
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
The ribbing writes itself: Hey, they finally made the sequel to 1997’s Mrs. Brown! You know, the movie in which Judi Dench as Queen Victoria develops a close platonic friendship — or maybe even a romance — with royal groundskeeper John Brown in the early years of her widowhood, in the 1860s. It was a scandal! And now here’s Victoria & Abdul, which opens 20 years later and stars Judi Dench (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Last Week, the production team behind the upcoming Queen movie, titled Bohemian Rhapsody, released a first look at Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in honor of the late singer's 71st birthday. And now we have our first peek at some video footage of Malek doing a stunning job impersonating Mercury on stage for the reenactment of the Live Aid concert scene. The image that was released was amazing, but this new video footage has to be seen to believe as Malek nails Mercury's mannerisms, even down to his piano playing style.
The brief video clip comes to us via Nelson Carvajal's Vimeo page and it features a side-by-side view of the real Live Aid footage from 1985 and the new footage shot from the set of Bohemian Rhapsody. Malek and his Queen bandmates (played by Gwilym Lee (Guitarist, Brian May), Ben Hardy (Drummer, Roger Taylor) and Joseph Mazzello (bassist, John Deacon »
Mr. Robot actor Rami Malek was taped recreating Queen's legendary Live Aid performance for the new biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, in which he portrays the late singer Freddie Mercury. The fan-shot footage also features Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor and Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon.
In the clip, Malek takes the stage just like Wembley Stadium in 1985. Malek shadowboxes a few feisty punches to hype up the crowd before taking a seat at the piano for "Bohemian Rhapsody." The video follows the release of the »
His Del Close biopic may have fallen apart, but it seems that Mike Myers will still be returning to the big screen, with Deadline reporting that the Wayne’s World and Austin Powers star is in talks to join Bryan Singer’s Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
Myers is of course already very familiar with the tune, thanks to the classic scene from Wayne’s World…
Bohemian Rhapsody is set for release on December 25th 2018 in the States and December 28th 2018 in the UK and sees Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse) directing a cast that includes Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) as Freddie Mercury, Gwilym Lee (Jamestown) as Brian May, Ben Hardy (X-Men: Apocalypse) as Roger Taylor, Joe Mazzello (The Social Network) as John Deacon and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street) as Mary Austin. »
- Gary Collinson
Tuesday, September 5, which would have been the singer’s 71st birthday. He died at the age of 45 in November 1991.
The Bryan Singer-helmed film 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.
Their 1975 single, “Bohemian Rhapsody“, was number 1 for nine weeks (and a further five weeks in 1991) and is the third biggest selling single of all time in the UK. The band’s 1981 Greatest Hits album is the biggest selling album in UK history with 6.0 million copies sold by 2014. The band’s 1991 compilation Greatest Hits II is also one of the UK’s top ten biggest sellers of all time, »
- Michelle Hannett
After a breakout role in last year’s Sing Street, Lucy Boynton is returning to the world of music with 2018’s Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story, revealing that Boynton will portray Mary Austin, the longtime girlfriend of frontman Freddie Mercury.
Austin and Mercury were in a relationship from 1970 to 1976, which ended when she learned that he was homosexual, but the two stayed friends until Mercury’s untimely death in 1991. The iconic artist wrote 1975’s “Love of My Life” about Austin and once called her “the only friend I’ve got” in a 1985 interview.
The film will chronicle Queen’s rise to fame, leading up to the band’s Live Aid performance in 1985 at Wembley Stadium, which many have called the greatest live performance in the history of rock music, thanks to the unparalleled brilliance and electricity of Mercury.
Boynton has also starred in The Blackcoat’s Daughter, »
- Justin Cook
The movie is directed by Bryan Singer with New Regency and Gk Films as the production companies. Boynton’s upcoming credits include IFC’s “Rebel in the Rye,” Fox’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” and “Apostle.” She was recently seen in “Sing Street.”
Rami Malek is playing Mercury. Ben Hardy, whose credits include “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Mary Shelley,” will play drummer Roger Taylor. Gwilym Lee (“The Hollow Crown”) will portray lead guitarist Brian May and Joe Mazzello (“The Social Network”) will tackle the role of bass guitarist John Deacon.
- Dave McNary
6 September 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Rami Malek already is attached to portray legendary frontman Freddie Mercury while Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee are playing the other band members, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and Brian May, respectively.
Boynton will play Freddie Mercury’s lifelong companion, Mary Austin. While they lived together in London for several years, he later had relationships with male lovers, and told Austin of his homosexuality. Austin and Mercury remained friends. He wrote several songs about Austin, including "Love of My Life."
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- Rebecca Ford
We’ll be the first to admit that we weren’t sure what to make of the casting of Mr. Robot star Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. But after seeing the actor in the photo above, which comes to us courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, we can at least say that he definitely looks the part and seems to have truly disappeared into the role.
Currently in production, with original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor on board as music producers, the film is based on a script from Theory of Everything writer Anthony McCarten and has Bryan Singer behind the camera. From what we understand, it’ll spotlight “a 15-year period, starting in 1970 when Mercury met his bandmates, up through their legendary Live Aid performance in 1985.”
According to Singer, it’ll act as a celebration of the musician’s life, as he told »
- Matt Joseph
The long-discussed Queen biopic is finally happening and we have the first photo from the movie to prove it. Mr. Robot star Rami Malek has been tasked with bringing the absolutely iconic frontman Freddie Mercury to life in the biopic, which is appropriately titled Bohemian Rhapsody. Now, we have the first picture of Malek as Queen's late singer and the resemblance is truly uncanny.
Entertainment Weekly released the first photo of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody on what would have been the singer's 71st birthday. There are still a lot of things that need to come together for a movie like this to work, but without question, the actor has absolutely nailed the look and has disappeared into the role. Here's what he had to say about seeing himself done up as Freddie Mercury for the first time.
"When you're able to open your eyes and »
With the long-gestating Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody gearing up to begin production, Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the first image of Mr. Robot star Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury to mark what would have been the 71st birthday of the legendary Queen frontman; check it out here…
Speaking to the outlet, Malek revealed that the singing in the movie will be created using a nomination of Malek’s own voice, original recordings of Freddie Mercury, and a soundalike: “We’re going to use Freddie as much as possible and use myself as much as possible. I’m in Abbey Road [Studios] right now if that should say anything to you. I’m not working on my acting.”
Bohemian Rhapsody is set for release on December 25th 2018 in the States and December 28th 2018 in the UK and sees Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse) directing a cast that includes Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) as Freddie Mercury, »
- Gary Collinson
The long-in-the-works Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” is finally in production after years of development, and “Mr. Robot” Emmy winner Rami Malek is the man at the center. The actor is bringing the Queen frontman to the big screen in the film directed by Bryan Singer. Sasha Baron Cohen was previously attached to star in the movie.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” follows Queen from their creation in 1970, when Mercury teamed with Brian May and Roger Taylor, to the band’s iconic 1985 performance at Live Aid. Mercury’s battle with AIDS won’t be a plot point in the movie.
Malek will be lending his vocals to the portions of the film that require him to sing, though the production will also use Mercury’s vocals and blend them together. “We’re going to use Freddie as much as »
- Zack Sharf
There are few people in music history as recognizable as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury — and not just his face, but his four-octave voice and flamboyant physicality. Rami Malek is well aware of that fact.
“When you’re able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror,” Malek says, recalling his first time in hair and makeup, “it’s a very affirming moment.”
The Mr. Robot star is preparing to play Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (out Dec. 25, 2018), the Bryan Singer-directed film that chronicles Queen from 1970, when Mercury teamed with Brian May and Roger Taylor, »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
The Queen biopic is off and running in terms of production, and just yesterday original band member Brian May tweeted the very first image from the set. The snap is of a very famous stage – the huge Live Aid set, reconstructed from the July 1985. Take a look at this:
?Live Aid Lives Again ? It’s a Miracle ! Ig’d for Bo Rhap the Movie !!! We are On ! #queenwillrock #bohemianrhapsodythemovie #liveaid – Bri pic.twitter.com/PciBbZDlGw
— Dr. Brian May (@DrBrianMay) August 30, 2017
The Queen biopic has cast Gwilym Lee (Jamestown) as Brian May, Ben Hardy (X-Men: Apocalypse) as Roger Taylor and Joe Mazzello (The Social Network) as John Deacon. Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek’s will play Freddie Mercury in the film, which is to be helmed by X-Men director Bryan Singer.
The Queen biopic, which is currently named Bohemian Rhapsody, will be released in 2018.
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- Paul Heath
Rob Leane Sep 18, 2017
Rick Gonzalez joined the cast of Arrow for season 5, playing new Team Arrow recruit Rene Ramirez, aka Wild Dog. The gun-toting vigilante character grew into a fan favourite over the course of the season, with Rene’s flashback-stuffed origin episode – Spectre Of The Gun – being a vital point in his development.
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Rene’s unlikely friendship/workplace banter with Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) proved to be a real treat too, with the pair bonding over their family issues. At the end of the season, Rene failed to appear at a custody hearing, which is bound to have major repercussions in Arrow season 6.
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