Contact Us

See the First Picture of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

If you’ll believe that the Freddie Mercury biopic will happen when you see it, you’ve just gotten one step closer to believing it. The first picture of Rami Malek in costume as Queen’s iconic frontman has been released.

The picture, embedded above, comes via Entertainment Weekly, where Malek discussed what it means for an actor to be in a role that requires such a transformation. “When you’re able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror,” he said, “it’s a very affirming moment.” He added that being able to resemble the singer “only adds to the level of confidence that one would need to play Freddie Mercury.”

But with the movie, called Bohemian Rhapsody after the band’s famous song, now in production after 12 years worth of false starts, one major question needs to be asked: Will Malek be doing his own singing or will he be lip-syncing to Mercury’s pre-recorded vocals? The answer is “yes” to both.

“We’re going to use Freddie as much as possible and use myself as much as possible,” Malek continued. “I’m in Abbey Road [Studios] right now if that should say anything to you. I’m not working on my acting.”

According to the article, Bohemian Rhapsody, which traces Queen’s story from their beginning to their triumphant performance at Live Aid in 1985, is expected to be released on Christmas Day, 2018. Bryan Singer, who directed the X-Men series, Superman Returns and The Usual Suspects, will helm the project.

10 Things You Need To Know About the Queen Movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Next: Top 10 Queen Songs

Best of Kool 101.7

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kool1017.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KOOL Gang quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KOOL Gang contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.