Bohemian Rhapsody, the upcoming biopic about rock and gay icon Freddie Mercury, has cast Joe Mazzello, Ben Hardy, and Gwilym Lee as the late singer’s Queen bandmates, Hollywood Reporter reports.
Joining Emmy-winning Mr. Robot star Rami Malek as Queen frontman Mercury, Mazzello will play bass guitarist John Deacon, Hardy will play drummer Roger Taylor, and Lee will play lead guitarist Brian May.
Lee appeared in the British TV series Jamestown and Midsomer Murders. EastEnders heartthrob Hardy made his film debut as Archangel in X-Men: Apocalypse and appeared on the London stage opposite Rupert Everett in The Judas Kiss. Mazzello, best known as Tim in Jurassic Park, went on to appear in films like The Social Network, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and The River Wild.
Taylor and May are overseeing musical production on Bohemian Rhapsody, which will be directed by out X-Men filmmaker Bryan Singer.
Mercury died of AIDS complications in 1991 and Deacon retired in 1997. May and Taylor have continued to perform under the Queen name with Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert as vocalists.
Bohemian Rhapsody, which is scheduled to start production this fall, is slated for U.S. release December 25, 2018.