Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee will join Rami Malek in the Fox and New Regency film.
21 August 2017 by Rebecca Ford
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Bohemian Rhapsody, Bryan Singer’s biopic about the seminal rock band Queen, has cast Joe Mazzello, Ben Hardy and Gwilym Lee at the band members.
Mazzello will play bass guitarist John Deacon, Hardy will play drummer Roger Taylor and Lee will play lead guitarist Brian May.
Rami Malek already is attached to portray legendary frontman Freddie Mercury in the film, which is produced by Graham King’s GK Films banner for 20th Century Fox and New Regency. Justin Haythe (Red Sparrow, Revolutionary Road) penned the script with Graham King, Jim Beach and Singer producing. Denis O’Sullivan, Arnon Milchan and Jane Rosenthal are executive producers. Kira Goldberg is overseeing the project for Twentieth Century Fox.
The production start date is scheduled for this fall. The film is slated for U.S. release on Dec. 25, 2018.
Deacon, aka “Deacy,” composed several singles for the group, including Top 10 hits “You’re My Best Friend,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Back Chat” and “I Want To Break Free.” Deacon was also involved in the management of the band’s finances. Taylor, considered one of the most influential rock drummers of all time, also composed at least one track on every Queen album and sang vocals. May, a co-founder of Queen with Mercury and Taylor, was praised for his layered guitar works through Queen’s reign from the mid-1970s to early 1990s.
Mazzello, who started out with the memorable role of Tim Murphy in the classic Jurassic Park, has built up a strong list of credits over the years including The Social Network, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The River Wild, Shadowlands and Presumed Innocent. On TV, his credits include HBO’s The Pacific, as well as a recurring role on Justified. He also made his feature directorial debut in 2016 in Undrafted, which he also wrote, produced and starred in. He is repped by APA, Podwall Entertainment and Felker Toczek.
Hardy was previously seen in X-Men: Apocalypse, and will next star in Mary Shelly with Elle Fanning. He’s repped by WME, Untitled and CAM in the UK.
Lee appeared in TV series Jamestown and Midsomer Murders. His feature credits include The Tourist and the upcoming film The Last Witness. He’s repped by Gersh, Authentic and Hamilton Hodell in the UK.
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Bryan Singer Casts Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy as Queen Members Brian May, Roger Taylor in “Bohemian Rhapsody”
21 August 2017
Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy and Joe Mazzello have been cast as Queen members Brian May (lead guitar), Roger Taylor (drums) and John “Deacy” Deacon (bass guitar) in Bryan Singer’s BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, it was announced Monday.
Rami Malek is set to star as Queen singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991 at age 45 due to complications from AIDS.
Singer is directing from a script by Justin Haythe, and he’s also producing along with Graham King of GK Films and Jim Beach. New Regency’s Arnon Milchan will executive produce along with Denis O’Sullivan and Jane Rosenthal. 20th Century Fox executive Kira Goldberg will Bryan Singer Casts Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy as Queen Mein 1991 at age 45 due to complications from AIDS.
Singer is directing from a script by Justin Haythe, and he’s also producing along with Graham King of GK Films and Jim Beach. New Regency’s Arnon Milchan will executive produce along with Denis O’Sullivan and Jane Rosenthal. 20th Century Fox executive Kira Goldberg will oversee the project for the studio.
Bohemian Rhapsody will start production this fall, as the film is slated for release on Dec. 25, 2018.
Hardy is the EastEnders star best known on the big screen for playing Angel in Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. He’ll soon be seen in the firefighter drama Only the Brave and the period indie Mary Shelley.
Lee’s credits include The Hollow Crown and Jamestown, while Mazzello is the child star of Jurassic Park, The River Wild and Radio Flyer who grew up to have roles in The Social Network and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
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Oh you gonna take me home tonight
Oh down beside that red firelight
Oh you gonna let it all hang out
Fat bottomed girls you make the rocking world go round
The production camp of the long-gestating Freddie Mercury biopic announced some big news today, as we find that Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, and Joe Mazzello have joined the cast of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY as the remaining band members of the legendary rock band QUEEN. With MR. ROBOT star Rami Malek set to play the controversial frontman of one of history’s most influential rock n roll outfits, Bryan Singer has finally assembled his four horsemen of a very groovy apocalypse.
As you might recall, GK Film’s Graham King has been trying to get ideas for this film up and running for quite some time. Originally, Sacha Baron Cohen was poised to step into the bedazzled, tight jeans of the band’s lead singer, but had then departed the project over “creative artistic differences.” In a nutshell, Cohen had found out that Mercury is expected to die halfway through the film, and that the latter portion of the project would focus on the band soldiering on without him. After Cohen left the project, rumors were circulating that Daniel Radcliffe would replace the comedic actor as Mercury. When word of that nonsense started to grow tiresome, Radcliffe came forward and stated for the record that there was “no truth” to the rumor.
Now, with all four bandmembers ready to rock, Singer will work from a script penned by Justin Haythe with Graham King and Jim Beach set to produce.
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is scheduled to take the stage on December 25, 2018.