Long-gestating film, starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, gets green light as band hints that epic Live Aid gig will be “faithfully recreated”
Sam explains this Music News in today’s show podcast starting at 23:34

 


According to Rolling Stone, 

The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody “is finally happening,” the band announced Friday on their website.

As the band hits the road with frontman Adam Lambert, the guitarist explains how they’re breathing new life into their legacy

“The film is now ‘as-close-as-that’ to start of shooting,” the band wrote. “Pre-production begins next week in the UK to prepare for start of principal photography in around London as soon as mid-September.”

Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor will serve as executive producers on the film that focuses on the life of Freddie Mercury, with Mr. Robot star Rami Malek set to portray the iconic singer.

“He’s completely living and breathing Freddie already, which is just wonderful to see,” May recently told Rolling Stone of Malek.


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