Mike Myers in Talks to Join Freddie Mercury Biopic

Mike Myers 'in talks to star alongside Rami Malek in Freddie Mercury biopic'

He appears to be performing to a backing track of the original concert, but the jury is still out on whether the final version of the film will feature Malek singing or merely lip-synching to Mercury's timeless four-octave voice.

Comedian Mike Myers has had a long and successful career with a memorable stint on Saturday Night Live and his tremendously influential Austin Powers films.

The film is said to focus on the music of Queen instead of Mercury's life, which is one reason why Sacha Baron Cohen, who was originally supposed to play Mercury, stepped down from the role. "Freddie had gotten sick, the last time we had seen them was on Live Aid and then there were a few albums after where they were sort of straying away from their arena-rock roots".

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'I fought very, very hard for Bohemian Rhapsody. The video also includes Joseph Mazzello as bassist John Deacon, Gwilym Lee as guitarist Brian May and Ben Hardy as drummer Roger Taylor.

Downton Abbey star Allen Leech will play Mercury's manager, Paul Prenter, with Lucy Boyton as Mercury's longtime muse, Mary Austin.

The scene is understood to be part of a recreation of the Mercury's famous Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium in 1985. You can see Brian May off to the side of the stage in this Instagram pic. What do you think so far?

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