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Freddie Mercury is notable for his voice and personality—and Rami Malek seems to fit the part in the forthcoming biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.
See the first look of Malek as Mercury below!
Malek tells EW that while resembling Mercury adds a “level of confidence” to taking on such an iconic role, it’s the voice that he’s been working on most.
“We’re going to use Freddie as much as possible and use myself as much as possible,” Malek tells EW. “I’m in Abbey Road [Studios] right now if that should say anything to you. I’m not working on my acting.”
See a first look at Malek as Freddie Mercury below:
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) September 6, 2017
Malek explains that it’s more of a story honoring the musician, rather than focusing solely on the dark side of Freddie’s story—but the “dark Freddie story” will be honored.
Bohemian Rhapsody is due out Dec. 25, 2018, and its release was confirmed earlier this year.
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