Legendary Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury is getting a biopic movie. According to website Internet Movie Database, the movie will be “A chronicle of years leading up to Queen’s appearance at the Live Aid concert in 1985.” The director for the movie is Brian Singer who as done numerous action multiple action movies like the “X-Men” movies and “Valkyrie” with Tom Cruise. Rami Malek, known for his role in the show “Mr. Robot” will be playing Freddie Mercury. Sacha Cohen was originally planned to be cast as Mercury but left the project due to creative differences with members of the band Queen. There is no set date yet but the band will be working with the movie for accuracy and their creative stamp on a movie about them.
I would have to agree, Malek is a good choice, he has done the drama “Mr. Robot” and has shown that he can be a dramatic character other than Cohen, I have never seen him in a dramatic role. For years I didn’t know him by his real name, only by the characters he has played such as “Borat” in his film, “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit of Kazakhstan.” Also, Cohen is 45 years old, while Malek is ten years younger than him. Even though Mercury died at the age of 45, if the movie is going to be events leading up to the year 1985, in terms of age, Malek would be a better choice.
There isn’t too much details about the upcoming movie, but if the description from the IMDB website is correct having the movie lead up to 1985, the audience wouldn’t see Mercury’s diminished health and how Mercury and all those surrounding him dealt with his illness when he was first diagnosed in 1986. I can see where that can be very difficult, watching a legendary musician slowly die from a terrible illness that took many lives.
This is a very interesting project that I would want to go see when it become available to see in theaters, I know there will be excellent soundtrack to go along with the film