With a release date of late 2018, The upcoming biopic film Bohemian Rhapsody is just about to begin production, as final touches are made to the cast. As first reported by Deadline, the production has contacted Mike Myers to join the cast. Just last week EW gave fans an exclusive first look at Rami Malek in costume as Mercury. Regarding Myers, it is still unknown who might he play in the film as negotiating are still ongoing.
This won’t be Myers first association with Queen. The actor co-wrote the SNL movie Wayne’s World, which famously opened with his as Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar (Dana Garvey) rocking out to “Bohemian Rhapsody” in their car.
Bohemian Rhapsody, directed by Bryan Singer (the X-Men movies, The Usual Suspects and Superman Returns) will not be a traditional biopic according to the director. “It won’t just be the dark Freddie story, but that being said, that also will be honored,” Singer told EW, “It’s about collaboration. It’s a celebration.” The film will chronicle the band 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.
Bohemian Rhapsody opens in theaters on December 25, 2018.