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Here's Your First Look at Rami Malek as Queen's Freddie Mercury

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The Mr. Robot star will play Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, out next year. 

Rami Malek is set to play Queen's iconic frontman Freddie Mercury in a new biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, and today we've received the first glimpse at his queer rock star makeover.

With a white tank, thick mustache, skin-tight jeans and studded armband, the Mr. Robot star is a spitting image of the late Mercury, aptly captured on stage with a microphone in-hand.

"When you're able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror," Malek told Entertainment Weekly, reflecting on his first time as Mercury in hair and makeup, "it's a very affirming moment."

The preview arrives on what would've been Mercury's 71st birthday today, and teases a biopic that Malek describes as non-traditional. "It won't just be the dark Freddie story, but that being said, that will also be honored," he said. "It's about collaboration. It's a celebration."

Bohemian Rhapsody is scheduled for release December 25, 2018.

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