We’ve known for a while that Mr Robot‘s Rami Malek will become Freddie Mercury for the forthcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, but now we also know who’ll be playing his bandmates.
Thanks to Queen’s official website, we now know that Gwilym Lee will play guitarist Brian May (second left, above), Ben Hardy will pick up the sticks as drummer Roger Taylor (left, above) and Joe Mazzello will morph into bassist John Deacon (right, above).
Gwilym Lee is best known more recently from TV’s Jamestown and Midsomer Murders. He’s apparently quite a proficient muso – and he’d want to be to convincingly step into Brian May’s mane.
After 189 episodes of British soapie EastEnders, Ben Hardy appeared as Angel in 2016’s X-Men Apocalypse. We actually reckon he looks more like the real life John Deacon.
Many will remember Joe Manzello as young Tim from Jurassic Park. He’s obviously grown bigger since then, appearing in such flicks as The Social Network and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He also starred alongside Rami Malek in 2010 miniseries The Pacific.
Hey, for once the bassist doesn’t come last! Speaking of Rami Malek, here he is – just so he doesn’t feel left out. He’s possibly thinking about how cool it will be to play the great Freddie Mercury (or, of course, perhaps not).
Bohemian Rhapsody will tell the tale of the years leading to the band’s Live Aid ascension in 1985. It’s being directed by X-Men guy Bryan Singer, and is set for a cinema release very late in 2018.