Rami Malek Looks Spot-On As Freddie Mercury

But does he sound like him?

The cynic in me wants to call it a carefully chosen angle and some crafty airbrushing. The Mumbaikar in me takes one look at that jawline and says "Holy shit, that's our Freddie!"

Because really. Holy shit:

Bohemian Rhapsody isn't out until Christmas of 2018, but this is a damn exciting start. The photo comes to us from our friends at EW, who also confirm the film's time frame as beginning in the early 1970s with the formation of Queen, and culminating at their Live Aid performance in 1985. That's the performance pictured, by the way. 

Here's what director Bryan Singer has to say:

Singer, who last helmed 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, describes his approach to Bohemian Rhapsody as “not a traditional biopic” but rather a story honoring the music, an angle hinted at by the film’s limited time frame. “It won’t just be the dark Freddie story, but that being said, that also will be honored,” Singer says. “It’s about collaboration. It’s a celebration.”

What do you folks think? Are you feeling Mr. Robot as Freddie, or nah? Sound off below. 

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