Brian May on the Queen Movie

Freddie and Brian
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The Queen bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody has been cast and will go into production soon, with the goal of a Christmas 2018 release. Guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor serve as executive producers of the project. May tells what role he envisions the two musicians playing from here on out. Queen guitarist Brian May of the role he and drummer Roger Taylor will play in making the Freddie Mercury bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody.


“Having put together the team with great pain and having a wonderful producer in Graham King and a fantastic director in Bryan Singer, our plan is to step back and just let them make the film now. And I think we have the right script and we have the right spirit going, we have the right team in place. So there are certain things we will do. I mean, Roger and I will be supervising the sound, which is an important factor, but as far as shooting the movie, we trust in the team we’ve put together.”

May had this to say about the way he and Taylor plan to interact with the cast, especially the actor who’ll play him. Brian May on how he and Roger Taylor are involved with the actors who play Queen in Bohemian Rhapsody.

“I’ve met the guy who’s going to play me who’s Gwilym Lee. He’s an excellent actor. I think he’s going to be great. And we’ll be around to give them some help, like I can help him with guitar playing and stuff [laughs]. We’re participating in that way. And of course I think just us hanging out with these guys will help a lot, because they will absorb out body language and the way we think about things.”

Mr. Robot star Rami Malik will play the late Freddy Mercury in the picture. In other Queen news, Roger Taylor’s eldest son, Felix, recently released a darkly humorous novel titled Serve Cold, which deals with the twin subjects of food and revenge. In a tweet today, Roger asks fans to read it and write a review on Talk

About It:

– May seems pretty pumped about the movie. Hopefully, it’ll live up to his expectations.
– Director Bryan Singer has an impressive resume, including The Usual Suspects and four X-Men movies, and serving as executive producer the TV series House.
– Reclusive Queen bassist John Deacon must be so over the band to not be involved in the movie at all. Brian says that other than supervising the sound, he and Roger won’t meddle in the Queen movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’