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By now we’re all well aware that Rami Malek is playing Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. And last month, we got our first glimpse of Malek as the musical legend via a professional shot by Entertainment Weekly. Today, we get our next peek at the heartthrob, via an Instagram post director Bryan Singer explained he “couldn’t help” but sharing.
Suffice it to say, Malek really has the look for the part. “When you’re able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror,” Malek said to EW about his first time in costume, “it’s a very affirming moment.”
Bohemian Rhapsody will focus on Queen from 1970, when Mercury joined forces with Brian May and Roger Taylor, up until 1985, when he performed at Live Aid. It’s set for release on Christmas 2018.
According to EW, the film will combine use of Mercury’s actual singing voice and Malek’s.