Leaked set video from Bohemian Rhapsody shows Rami Malek partially recreating Freddie Mercury’s performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” from Queen’s legendary Live Aid appearance in 1985. Director Bryan Singer has been ramping up the anticipation for the long-gestating Queen biopic in the last couple of months, including the announcement in July that Mr. Robot star Malek would play the lead role of the band’s iconic singer/songwriter/musician, Freddie Mercury, followed by a stunning first look photo earlier this month of Malek in the guise of Mercury as he appeared in Live Aid.
Filming is already underway for Bohemian Rhapsody, and a recently leaked set video by The Sun on Sunday (via A Queen Of Magic) shows the recreation of Queen’s Live Aid performance from 1985 in Wembley Stadium in London. In addition to the recreation of the performance, the video shows a wide shot of the Live Aid stage recreated for the film.
The video, which runs 1 minute and 32 seconds, shows only Malek’s Mercury performing the beginning of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” along with Joe Mazzello, who plays Queen bassist John Deacon, standing idly by. In all likelihood Singer was just filming closeup shots of Mercury and Deacon, which explains why actors Gwilym Lee (who plays guitarist Brian May) and Ben Hardy (drummer Roger Taylor) weren’t present on stage.