Mike Myers has something of a cinematic history with Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. So it somehow makes sense that he's closing in a deal for the new Bryan Singer film, also called Bohemian Rhapsody.

With Mr. Robot's Rami Malek playing Freddie Mercury, the film charts the birth and huge rise of Queen to rock superstardom, the film will take the band to the heights of their show-stopping appearance at Live Aid in 1985. And it features the involvement of fellow Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, looking to keep the story authentic and the tunes right. They'll also be represented on screen too, with Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello and Gwilym Lee as Taylor, John Deacon and May respectively. Deadline's story offered no details on who Myers might play.

Anthony McCarten wrote the script, and producer Graham King has been shepherding this one through different variations. The cameras are rolling now, and 20th Century Fox will release the movie in the UK on 28 December next year.