Published on September 24th, 2017 | by Alan Cross


Here’s Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury at Live Aid, 1985

Rami Malek, our guy from Mr Robot, won the role of Freddie Mercury in the now-in-production biopic, had to recreate Queen’s legendary Live Aid performance.

Here’s Rami as Freddie…

…and here’s the original performance.

Thoughts? The film opens December 25, 2018.

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2 Responses to Here’s Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury at Live Aid, 1985

  1. Mark says:

    I watch this probably more than any other music video of anyone elses. Everything just came together to form an insane amount of epicness that just cannot be replaced, only emulated.

    Also, the first video was removed due to copyright.

  2. Sean Cusson says:

    Fox blocked it already

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