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Bryan Singer has given the world his vision in several highly successful films including The Usual Suspects, Apt Pupil and several entries into the X-Men movie universe. Now the director has been confirmed to take on a new film that is set to begin production this fall.

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According to both Deadline and Variety, Bryan Singer has been tapped to direct the film, now titled Bohemian Rhapsody, based on one of the most influential bands of the 20th century: Queen. According to the band’s official website [Singer] is the; “perfect choice to recreate the fabulous Queen years which brought us such unforgettable moments as Live Aid.” That 1985 benefit concert will be “faithfully recreated for a key sequence in the film.”

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Joining Singer on the film, written by Theory of Everything scribe Anthony McCarten, will be Emmy winning star of the USA series Mr. Robot Rami Malek taking on the role of dynamic frontman Freddie Mercury. Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor were quick to praise the actor’s preparation and dedication to the role in a statement that read; [Malek] is “utterly dedicated to the project,” “He’s completely living and breathing Freddie already, which is wonderful.” May and Taylor both serve as Executive producers on the movie which is set for release in theaters December 25, 2018.

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