#BryanSinger has made quite the name for himself directing the #XMen franchise for over 15 years. He has brought many beloved comic book characters to life, and almost single-handedly made #HughJackman a household name. So, what could be next for Singer? He has exited to X-Men franchise after 4 films, and has signed on to bring rock legend Freddie Mercury to life in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
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The project is finally moving forward with Singer attached, and Rami Malek (best-known for playing Elliot on #MrRobot) set to star as Freddie Mercury. The biopic seems to be off on the right foot, and has #Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor consulting on the film. Singer took to Instagram to share the announcement of Malek joining the cast:
For those of you who don't known who Freddie Mercury is (and frankly I feel sorry for you) he was one of the most charismatic performers of all time. He was the integral member of Queen who rocketed to fame in the late '70s and maintained a strong presence in the music industry until 1991, when he passed away.
Watch the one and only Freddie Mercury's unique vocal warm-up:
Queen was famous for such hit songs as: "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Killer Queen," "Somebody to Love," "Don't Stop Me Now," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," and "We Are the Champions". Freddie Mercury was the consummate performer, who not only kept audiences riveted with his 4 octave vocal range, but with his uncanny ability to captivate thousands of people at a time.
It is very important to note that Mercury was a controversial figure in his time. He was open about his sexuality, which at the time was still very taboo, and fell victim to the AIDS virus during the peak of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the late '80s. He was truly one-of-a-kind, and was elected as the best rock singer of all time by Classic Rock Magazine in 2009.
Bringing The Legend To Life
Bryan Singer has a tough task ahead of him in bringing this incredible story to life. He has been hit-or-miss in his career, however, at the moment he has far more hits than misses. Singer knows how to tell a cerebral story, as we saw in his influential film: The Usual Suspects. Singer can hopefully bring the magic that he brought the the X-Men films (minus X-Men: Apocalypse). This will be his first attempt at this specific genre of film, which could cause some worry for Queen fans out there who just want to see justice done to their beloved front-man: Freddie Mercury.
Until more information is released, we will have to wait to get an overall picture of what the film will look like. They still have a lot of casting to do, and the only information about the plat so far is that it will chronicle the years leading up to Queen's historical performance at Live Aid in 1985. Regardless of future developments, I believe Singer is up to the task and will do justice to this amazing story.
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