6 September 2017 by Rebecca Ford
Rami Malek, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee are starring as the members of the iconic band.
Rising star Lucy Boynton has signed on for Bryan Singer’s Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
Rami Malek already is attached to portray legendary frontman Freddie Mercury while Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee are playing the other band members, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and Brian May, respectively.
Boynton will play Freddie Mercury’s lifelong companion, Mary Austin. While they lived together in London for several years, he later had relationships with male lovers, and told Austin of his homosexuality. Austin and Mercury remained friends. He wrote several songs about Austin, including “Love of My Life.”
Graham King’s GK Films banner is producing for 20th Century Fox and New Regency. Justin Haythe (Red Sparrow, Revolutionary Road) penned the script with King, Jim Beach and Singer producing. Denis O’Sullivan, Arnon Milchan and Jane Rosenthal are executive producers. Kira Goldberg is overseeing the project for Fox.
The production start date is scheduled for September. The film is slated for U.S. release on Dec. 25, 2018.
Boynton was recently seen in another music-themed film, the critically acclaimed Sing Street. She will soon be seen in IFC’s Rebel in the Rye and FOX’s Murder on the Orient Express as well as Apostle which she recently completed lensing on. She is repped by CAA and United Agents.
Lucy Boynton Joins Rami Malek in Queen Biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
6 September 2017 by Dave McNary
Fox has rounded out the cast of the upcoming movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” with Lucy Boynton playing Mary Austin, lifelong companion of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
The movie is directed by Bryan Singer with New Regency and GK Films as the production companies. Boynton’s upcoming credits include IFC’s “Rebel in the Rye,” Fox’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” and “Apostle.” She was recently seen in “Sing Street.”
The producers are King, Singer, and Jim Beach. Denis O’Sullivan, Arnon Milchan, and Jane Rosenthal are the executive producers. Kira Goldberg is overseeing the project for Fox.
Rami Malek is playing Mercury. Ben Hardy, whose credits include “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Mary Shelley,” will play drummer Roger Taylor. Gwilym Lee (“The Hollow Crown”) will portray lead guitarist Brian May and Joe Mazzello (“The Social Network”) will tackle the role of bass guitarist John Deacon.
Mercury wrote numerous hits for Queen, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “Somebody to Love,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and “We Are the Champions.”
The film is slated for U.S. release on Dec. 25, 2018. See below the first photo of Malek as Mercury, released on Tuesday by Entertainment Weekly.
Rami Malek is Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody First Look
5 September 2017