EXCLUSIVE: IS THE QUEEN BIOPIC HAUNTED BY FREDDIE MERCURY?September 8, 2017
By Jon Boon
All he hears is Radio Ghoul Ghoul!
We at Dish Nation have been salivating over the latest pictures of Mr. Robot star, Rami Malek, rocking the mic as Freddie Mercury in the latest photos released from the upcoming movie about rock band Queen, tentatively titled ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’
The Emmy Award-winning actor looks like he’s going to be a revelation playing the flamboyant singer in the biopic of one of the world’s biggest bands. But maybe he’s getting a little bit of insider help.
Insiders have learned that Freddie, who passed away in 1991 after battling AIDS, is haunting the set of the movie.
#RamiMalek is #FreddieMercury in this exclusive first look at ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’👌🏻The Bryan Singer-directed film (out Dec. 25, 2018) chronicles #Queen from 1970, when Mercury teamed with Brian May and Roger Taylor, until the band’s performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before the singer died of complications from AIDS. Click the link in our bio for more. 📷: Nick Delaney/Fox
Spiritual Rami and Queen band mate Brian May allegedly say that they feel a presence around and they believe it’s the ghost of the late frontman.
Rami also allegedly believe that Freddie’s spirit is helping him prep for his role accordingly, including listening to him sing while he’s perfecting the singer’s masterful tones.
“Rami is a real method actor and takes his preparation for his roles very seriously, but this is something else,” a source tells Dish Nation.”There has been feeling from Rami and Brian along with the film’s director Bryan Singer that Freddie is watching them prepare for filming. Rami believes Freddie’s presence is very much on-set and with him wherever he goes, including when he’s at home practicing singing Queen songs. To get into the role, all Rami has been listening to is Queen — he’s gone through their entire discography to nail the part. Although he won’t be singing every line of the songs, with Freddie’s voice dubbed in some places, he will be putting his unique take on proceedings. Rami thinks that Freddie is watching him while he gets ready for the role of his lifetime, and he’s helping him perfect his craft.”
The source continued:
“Not content with feeling Freddie beside him while he’s awake, Rami’s even being haunted by him in his sleep! Rami has been dreaming of Freddie telling him about how he performed on stage, showing him his moves and how it is to be a rock star. Rami is convinced this will give him the edge to master this role.”
The Queen biopic has been fraught with problems from the offset but finally appears to be back on track.
Sacha Baron Cohen was originally meant to play the charismatic Freddie, before dropping out after Queen’s guitarist Brian May said he thought that Sacha wasn’t right for the role because he was too much of a comedic actor.
The film will chronicle Queen’s rise from their humble beginnings in 1970 to the band’s iconic Live Aid performance in 1985.
Also starring Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, and Gwilym Lee, it’s expected to be released Christmas 2018.