Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek Cast As Freddie Mercury In Queen Biopic Bohemian Rhapsody

A Freddie Mercury biopic has been in development since at least 2007, but it hasn’t gotten very far. For a long time, Sacha Baron Cohen was attached to star, but he dropped out in 2013, citing “creative differences” with the surviving members of Queen. But the biopic is still happening, and now it has its new star: Mr. Robot star and recent Emmy Award winner Rami Malek. Variety reports that the movie will be called Bohemian Rhapsody, duh, and Bryan Singer is in talks to direct. Singer officially confirmed the news on Instagram today:

It’s hard to be super optimistic for such a troubled production, but we’ll just have to see how it turns out, I guess.