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Mr Robot's Rami Malek Cast As Freddie Mercury In Biopic

11/07/2016
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Queen

(Classic Rock) Mr. Robot star Rami Malek has been cast to play Freddie Mercury in the long-awaited biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. The project, which has been in development for eight years, is to begin shooting in early 2017.

Malek, who this year won an Emmy for his role as neurotic hacker Elliot Alderson in Mr Robot, has signed on to play the iconic Queen frontman in the film - with X-Men director Bryan Singer in talks to direct.

Sacha Baron Cohen was previously attached to the role - but left the project acrimoniously earlier this year amid reports of artistic differences. He later claimed an unnamed member of Queen wanted the film to focus on the band's legacy following the singer's death. Read more here.

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