Rami Malek's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Freddie Mercury Voice Is Actually 3 People

Audiences are already divided on the 20th Century Fox biopic film Bohemian Rhapsody about one of the greatest rockbands in history, Queen.  Perhaps folks forget that the pitch for the flick was a look at the rise of the band as a whole, and not just the incredible frontman who took the world by storm.

Rami Malek's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Freddie Mercury Voice Is Actually 3 People

Much has been written about how FOX has glanced over (at least in the first trailer and subsequent description of the film) key parts of lead singer Freddie Mercury's life- such as the 'life-threatening illness' which eventually took his life (AIDS) and his personal life (Freddie was at the very least bisexual). This prompted several prominent folks to speak out against the film, like Hannibal and American Gods former showrunner Bryan Fuller. "Do better," he urged in this tweet.

Today our friends over at Collider posted an article discussing the fact that the film's original director Bryan Singer will maintain his directorial credit, after being fired officially from the film by FOX. Dexter Fletcher was brought in shortly thereafter to complete the film, which reportedly was still 90% Singer's work.  According to a comment from producer Graham King, Bryan Singer still has Bohemian Rhapsody directorial credit.

"Bryan Singer is the credited director of the film. Basically, Bryan had some personal issues going on. He wanted to hiatus the movie to deal with them, and the movie had to get finished. That was what it came down to… It wasn't about reinventing the wheel. We needed someone who would have some creative freedom, but work inside a box. [Fletcher] did us a real favor."

The other interesting tidbit today also comes from Collider, by way of their Editor-In-Chief Steven Weintraub who tweeted that Rami Malek's Freddie singing voice is actually a combination of three people.

Here's hoping the film will truly pay hommage to one of the most incredible voices in modern music, and the band that made rock anthems a thing.

Bohemian Rhapsody hits theaters on November 2nd 2018.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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