Brian was recently quizzed by Rolling Stone about the forthcoming Queen Biopic.
7 July 2017 by Kory Grow
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Is there anything new going on with the biopic about him and about Queen?
Yeah, I think what’s new is it’s actually happening. We’ve been 12 years on this trail, but I think we’re very close now to an announcement, which will signify that Fox has given the green light to actually supply the money. So yes, I think we’re very close. We have our star. We have Rami Malek as our Freddie, who I think will be incredible. He has a great presence, and he’s utterly dedicated to the project, which is wonderful. We’ve spent a little time with him. He’s completely living and breathing Freddie already, which is just wonderful to see. And we have a fabulous producer in Graham King, who’s probably the greatest independent producer in or out of Hollywood. And he’s put together a great team. And we have a really, really great script. Finally. So we sort of sit there like the grandparents of the project in a sense. And we’ll be taking care of the music, supervising the way it’s done, which is another great project. But we’re not really making the film. We’ve stayed with it for the last 12 years to shepherd it to the right place where we feel it would do Freddie justice. We only get one shot at this, and that’s it.
Today – according to HEMEL TODAY in an unofficial report.
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11 July 2017
Freddie Mercury on stage
A hotly-awaited film about the life of rock legends Queen is being filmed in Bovingdon later this year.
Last week the Gazette exclusively revealed that Fox Productions had applied to spend three months filming at Bovingdon Airfield.
And we can now announce that the production will be Bohemian Rhapsody, which tells the story of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid concert in 1985.
X-Men director Bryan Singer is expected to take the helm, whilst Rami Malek from Mr Robot will play lead singer Freddie Mercury.
The film has been in development for at least nine years. with Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Ali G and Borat) formerly attached to the lead role.
Queen’s guitarst and drummer Brian May and Roger Taylor are known to be involved in the project.
Production will run from July 17 to October 20, with filming and rehearsals throughout September.
Residents have been told that increased traffic will see up to 800 cars and shuttle buses per day visit the site during the shoot.