Out filmmaker Bryan Singer just “couldn’t help” but post an iPhone pic this week from the London set of his Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.
The image shows shirtless star Rami Malek in live performance mode as late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
EW shared our first look at Malek as Freddie Mercury last month.
“When you’re able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror, it’s a very affirming moment,” the Emmy-winning Mr. Robot actor told the magazine about his physical transformation.
As for replicating Mercury’s unmistakable vocals, he added, “We’re going to use Freddie as much as possible and use myself as much as possible.”
Joining Malek in the film are Joe Mazzello as Queen bassist John Deacon, Ben Hardy as drummer Roger Taylor, and Gwilym Lee as lead guitarist Brian May.
Mercury died of AIDS complications in 1991 and Deacon retired in 1997. May and Taylor, who are consultants on the biopic, have continued to perform under the Queen name with Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert as vocalists.
Bohemian Rhapsody is slated for U.S. release December 25, 2018.