The project further hit a roadblock after director Bryan Singer, was sacked after reportedly taking too much time off for "health concerns".
In addition to Malek's role, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, and Joseph Mazello play Queen members Roger Traylor, Brian May, and Jon Deacon. No, this isn't the delusion of a depressed hacker - it's the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.
The movie will cover the time period from the band's formation in the 1970s through their performance at Live Aid in 1985. Instead, the job went to Dexter Fletcher who directed 2017's Eddie the Eagle.
Written more than 40 years ago, Rami could be seen fighting for all six minutes of their popular hit Bohemian Rhapsody during one scene featured on the trailer.
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At first glance, the trailer appears to straight-wash Mercury entirely, choosing instead to focus on furtive glances from female fans and Mercury's insistence on the operatic interlude in the megahit song "Bohemian Rhapsody".
Rami Malek embodies Freddie Mercury, the legendary singer whose famous four-octave vocal range was something that few popular singers could achieve.
The film had been shooting in London but on December 1 Fox confirmed that due to the "unexpected unavailability" of Singer, the production had been put on hold.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" is due out in U.S. cinemas on November 2, preceded by a United Kingdom release on October 24. May - who is heavily in involved in the production of the film alongside Taylor - has also reportedly been adamant on preserving Queen's legacy.