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  • Check Out the First Images of Rami Malek on Set as Freddie Mercury!

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    While Rami Malek has won plenty of fans for TV hit, Mr. Robot, the Egyptian-American actor was thrown slap bang in the middle of the spotlight earlier this year when he was cast as Freddy Mercury in  upcoming biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Everyone from Sacha Baron Cohen to Johnny Depp were said to be on a shortlist of potential actors, but the first images to emerge from the film suggest that the filmmakers have definitely got it right.

    The images show Malek on stage in a recreation of the iconic 1985 Live Aid concert, with Malek sporting Mercury’s equally memorable white vest and stonewash jeans outfit – and of course that moustache and the fake teeth. If you look closely, you’ll even see a certain Brian May (the real one) lurking in the background with what seems like and approving smirk on his face.

    Written by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything), the film will focus on the band and its iconic lead singer in the run up to the Live Aid concert, with Brian Singer (X-Men franchise and Usual Suspects) directing.

    By Samar El Shams