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Rami Malek Looks Exactly Like Freddie Mercury For Upcoming ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
By Izza Sofia, 07 Sep 2017
The first official picture of Rami Malek in character as Freddie Mercury has been released and the resemblance is uncanny.
The Mr. Robot star will portray the legendary frontman in Bohemian Rhapsody, which is being produced by 20th Century Fox. The film is due for release on 25 December 2018. Malik has transformed himself into the rock star for the Bryan Singer-helmed project based on a script co-penned by Anthony McCarten.
Playing Mercury’s Queen bandmates are Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon. Allen Leech will play Mercury’s personal manager Paul Prenter.Speaking about the role, Malek said that he was amazed to see himself in character as Mercury for the very first time.
“When you’re able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror—it’s a very affirming moment,” he said.
See Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody below.
[via Mashable, opening image via YouTube]
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