Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury Almost Made Cameo Says “Rocketman” Director

Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury Almost Made Cameo Says “Rocketman” Director

Posted by June 12, 2019 Comment

Dexter Fletcher was tempted to cast Oscar-winner Rami Malek to reprise his role as Freddie Mercury from Bohemian Rhapsody for the Elton John biopic, Rocketman.

Dexter Fletcher arriving for the Titanic 3D film premiere, Royal Albert Hall, London. 27/03/2012 Picture by: Alexandra Glen / Featureflash
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Fletcher, who took over Bohemian Rhapsody directing duties following Bryan Singer’s firing, opted against the casting for the cameo in the Taron Egerton-starred film he told Gay Star News.

“There was an idea I had one point, where Elton’s in a restaurant with his mother. I thought John Reid and Freddie could be at another table and they wave at each other! That would have been amazing, but it didn’t come to pass. It would been a little too knowing…I’m not looking to set out to make a cinematic universe.”

DF-02815_r – Rami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury in Twentieth Century Fox’s BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. Photo Credit: Alex Bailey.

Reid served as manager to John and Queen at the height of their careers. Aiden Gillen played him in Bohemian Rhapsody and Richard Madden in Rocketman. Both are HBO’s Game of Thrones alums.

If Fletcher were to do another biopic, he said he has his sights on Madonna.

“That sounds like a real rollercoaster ride! If I was to tackle any other icon like that, it wuld be her. She’s extraordinary.”

The film also stars Jamie Bell and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Rocketman is currently in theaters.

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(Last Updated June 12, 2019 1:43 pm )

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