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FIRST LOOK: Rami Malek Is Stunning As Freddy Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody" Film

via Entertainment Weekly

The first look at Rami Malek as late gay icon Freddy Mercury is a jaw dropper.

Even Malek himself has said that seeing himself look so much like the late Queen frontman (though perhaps with less chest hair than the original) was a surprise.

“When you’re able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror,” Malek said when he spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his first time in hair and makeup, “it’s a very affirming moment.”

This is the first time that Malek's look as Mercury in the upcoming biopic titled Bohemian Rhapsody has been released.

 

 

What’s known about the movie so far is that it will follow Queen starting from 1970, during which Mercury teamed with Brian May and Roger Taylor, up to right before the band’s performance at Live Aid in 1985 (part of which you can watch below).

Tragically, six years after the concert Freddie Mercury died of complications from the disease.

But, as much as Malek resembles the singer, what’s important to the film is if the singing will sound the same.

Bryan Singer, who’s directing the film, has announced that it will be music focused as a way to honor the singer’s contribution to music over all. And, in order to do that there will be a mixture of Malek singing, a singing-double, and recordings of Mercury.

Bohemian Rhapsody is currently in pre-production and is scheduled to come out December 25, 2018.

 

 

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Knowing that they're gonna take it very light with their portrayal of Mercury and that Bryan Singer is directing this kills whatever anticipation I had for this project.

Singer hasn’t made an above passable movie beyond The Usual Suspects (I still think ‘First Class’ is the best X-Men flick, and he didn’t direct that). He’s a megalomaniac (have you seen what he’s done to his face?). He’s continuously sexually assaulted and sexually manipulated people. He married a woman just so he could have a baby under a hetero umbrella. He’s obsessed with hooking up with “straight guys”. He has ephebophilia based attractions. This is also his first movie that’s not focused on heteros, but of course, the lead character’s flaws, gay-ness, “lifestyle” and demise will likely be greatly snuffed out. The man is a degenerate sick-o who’s not even talented. He’s no friend or ally to sane and self-comfortable homo and homo-dominate men. 

So, unless the reviews are on point I'll pass. 

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