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Don't stop him now, because Rami Malek is having a good time filming upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody! Hot on the heels of last week's first official image of Malek as Mercury, we now have fresh behind-the-scenes pictures of him taking to the stage in character while filming the legendary Live Aid performance from 1985. 's Live Aid concert has since gone down in history as one of the greatest rock performances ever, and with a crowd of over 70,000 attending, director Byran Singer and crew undoubtably had their hands full trying to faithfully recreate the scene.

However, if these rockin' images are anything to go by, it seems like this new performance certainly didn't bite the dust. Check 'em out:

He looks exactly like him! Also, check out Brian May in the photo below, who got to witness Gwilym Lee play him as the guitarist in the photo above. (And he's still rocking that '80s 'do, respect!)

If these photos have got you feeling all nostalgic, relive the actual concert below:

After seeing 's stellar, Emmy-nominated performance as the socially awkward, unhinged hacker in Mr. Robot, we weren't sure if he'd be able to "break free" and inhabit the wild and flamboyant character that was Freddie Mercury, but after seeing these photos, listening to his interviews, and hearing about his voice coaching, I'm completely confident that he will, he will rock us.

Other cast members include Joe Mazzello, as bass player John Deacon, Gwilym Lee as the aforementioned guitarist Brian May, and Ben Hardy as drummer Roger Taylor.

Bohemian Rhapsody should slide into theaters on December 25, 2018.

Are you stoked for Bohemian Rhapsody?


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