British rock band, Queen has officially announced the actors that would play as Queen band members alongside Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek who will play the eponymous star and Queen’s lead vocalist, Freddie Mercury in a biopic film entitled ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.
It is interesting to note that most of these actors came from movies like ‘X-Men’ and ‘Jurassic Park.’
X-Men apocalypse’s ‘Angel’ played by Ben Hardy will drop his superhero wings and mutant form to play the Queen’s skillful drummer Roger Taylor.
On his Twitter account, British actor Gwilym Lee announced that he will be playing the band’s guitarist Brian May. He wrote:
“I’m very excited to say that I’ll be playing @DrBrianMay in Bohemian Rhapsody – the upcoming film about Queen! Right…I’m off to practice.”
Jurassic Park alumnus, joe Mazello who played Tim in the 1993 Jurassic Park flick and also a part of The Social Network film would play the band’s bassist, John Deacon. Three of them will join Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in the said Bohemian Rhapsody biopic film.
On their website, Queen Online, the band shared how happy they are with the casting as it proved to put smile on their faces. They wrote:
“Elsewhere in the Queen related ‘motion picture business’, things are really moving along behind the scenes. Although not yet privy to the all the finer details higher up the Hollywood chain, the Queen Team is now moving into position and meeting our new film colleagues and counterparts in what is proving to be a very exciting project. One thing, we can confirm is the detail on the band that the film company is going into is quite staggering, just ask Queen Archivist Greg Brooks…well, don’t actually, because he is too busy working on the movie.
The feedback from the extras agency was also quite phenomenal! They were inundated with fans from across the globe looking to grab a chance of being part of the movie, so thanks for your enthusiasm, it really did bring a smile to our faces…or was it just that there are lots of people out there with 70s and 80s haircuts looking to break into the movies? Either way, once again, Queen fans lead the way and for that, we salute you.”
British rock band, Queen
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