The official Queen website has announced the coming film Bohemian Rhapsody has moved into pre-production with principal photography in and around London slated for the fall.
The film stars Rami Malek in the role of Freddie Mercury. Queen band members Roger Taylor and Brian May said of Malek:
“Malek as the strutting, operatically-voiced Mercury is “utterly dedicated to the project. He’s completely living and breathing Freddie already, which is wonderful.”
Taylor and May are also executive music producers on the movie with Graham King producing via his GK Films for 20th Century Fox and New Regency.
Bryan Singer is in talks to direct from a script written by The pic currently has a December 25, 2018 release date. The film is slated for a December 25, 2018 release date.