Mr. Robot actor Rami Malek is playing the flamboyant role of Queen‘s singer Freddie Mercury in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, and now Deadline has announced that Mike Myers is negotiating a role in the film.
While it remains unclear who Myers will play — especially since the director Bryan Singer is still in the midst of filling out the cast — his casting makes perfect sense.
The actor was linked to the 1970s British rock band when he rocked out to Queen’s iconic hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the comedy Wayne’s World back in 1992. When explaining the song choice for the scene, which he wrote and directed himself, Myers told Rolling Stone that his family was “obsessed” with “Bohemian Rhapsody.” “I‘d gone to England in ‘75 with my family and heard ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ on the radio,” he said.
Myers’ role is still up in the air, but sneak peeks of Malek as Mercury have been released over the past couple of weeks. Last week, fans saw the first look of Malek in full costume, hair and makeup. Most recently, Malek was taped performing Queen’s famous Live Aid Performance for a scene in the film. In the clip, Malek excitedly runs onto stage in true Mercury fashion and hypes up the crowd with the singer’s signature punches before sitting down for his performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Watch the fan-shot video below.
The biopic comes out Dec. 25, 2018 and will document the band’s formation in 1970 all the way up to Mercury’s AIDs-related death in 1991.