Via Rollingstone.com. The new Queen movie "Bohemian Rhapsody" will be hitting theaters this fall. The trailer looks awesome, but it has everybody asking, who is doing the singing in the film?
Freddie Mercury is played by Rami Malek, but he knows there's no way he could ever replicate Mercury’s singing voice. The solution was to take recordings from Queen master tapes, with additional vocals recorded by Canadian singer Marc Martel. Producer Graham King told Rolling Stone in an interview, “Literally, you could close your eyes and it’s Freddie, and that’s a very tough thing to do.”
To prep for the role, Malek was fitted with prosthetic teeth to replicate Freddie's famous overbite. He also got his hands on as many Queen books, documentaries and interview clips as he possibly could. He spoke to Brian May and Roger Taylor in great detail about their band mate. “They told me he was the peacemaker,” he says. “You could tell there was a unique bond between them that will exist throughout time in their music. It was a beautiful thing to get it from them in person and see how much they cared for him.”
"Bohemian Rhapsody" opens in theaters November 2nd.