Queen Bio Film Due, and You Can Be In It!

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Want to be in Queen’s biopic?

A long-rumored Queen biopic—titled, of course, Bohemian Rhapsody—is now a reality, according to an announcement on the band’s website. “Yes folks, it IS finally happening. You’ve been hearing rumors about Bohemian Rhapsody The Film for some time, but now QOL [Queen Online] is about to become your most direct source of official information. This will be the place to come to stay ahead of all the very latest news and updates as the film gets underway—and hopefully we’ll have some regular insider information to share with you too.”

The film is scheduled for release some time next year.

The band’s post offers the following details:

“So starting right now, here’s what we can confirm at this stage. Award winning director Bryan Singer is the man who will be bringing the Queen and Freddie story alive. If you’ve ever seen Singer’s X-Men films, or the groundbreaking movie The Usual Suspects, you’ll know this is a director with extraordinary imagination and style. A perfect choice to recreate the fabulous Queen years which brought us such unforgettable moments as Live Aid, which we can reveal will be faithfully recreated for a key sequence the film. More on that very soon.”

The announcement reveals that Rami Malek, best known as the lead actor in the hit TV series Mr. Robot, has signed up to take on the challenging role of Freddie Mercury. “Who could imagine a more perfect fit than this brilliant actor?” the announcement asks.

Related: What does it sound like when 65,000 people sing “Bohemian Rhapsody”?

Queen (Photo from the band’s website)

Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May are serving as the film’s executive music producers.

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“After months of speculation, QOL can also confirm that the film is now ‘as-close-as-that’ to start of shooting. Pre-production begins next week in the U.K. to prepare for start of principal photography in around London as soon as mid-September. You are probably wondering, who will play Roger, Brian and John??? That, friends, is news for another day, and just one good reason for you to make QOL and Queen Facebook your regular stops to check in for the very latest updates, and who, knows, maybe even one or two exclusives.”

One more thing: You can be in the film! In a separate announcement, Queen has put out a casting call for extras to take part. “Filming in London. All roles paid,” says the post, adding that they are “Looking for men and women with 70s & 80s hair.” It urges those who wish to apply to head over to uk.wegotpop.com.

The video of the song that gives the film its name…

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