It’s been an ongoing and protracted struggle to make a film about legendary rock group Queen happen. We’ve seen the on-screen talents of Skyfall and Cloud Atlas star Ben Whishaw and the man behind outrageous comedic creations such as Borat and Bruno Sacha Baron Cohen already bail on the project.
Behind the camera, Eddie The Eagle‘s Dexter Fletcher and Les Miserables‘ Tom Hopper pass on the project too. But as the lyrics of one particular song express, The Show Must Go On.
That’s certainly the case for producer Graham King (the upcoming Allied starring Brad Pitt) and scriptwriter Anthony McCarten (The Theory Of Everything), as the 20th Century Fox and New Regency production has now gained a Best Actor Emmy Award winner.
Once spending a Night At The Museum as Ahkmenrah. Now a screen sensation in the critically acclaimed Mr Robot as Elliot Alderson alongside Christian Slater (King Cobra). Rami Malek has been confirmed to play iconic front-man Freddie Mercury in the film, which could also be about to gain the services of a director that both laid the foundations and rejuvenated comicbook franchise X-Men.
Teasing his involvement through his Instagram page, Bryan Singer is in talks to direct, whom is already set to provide us with his own version of the Jules Verne novel 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (scheduled for a 2017 release).