A biopic of Queen and its iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury will hit theaters in December 2018. But what do we know about the project? The film will be directed by X-Men director Bryan Singer. The script will be written by Oscar nominee Andrew McCarten. Mr. Robot's Rami Malek will play legendary Queen singer Freddie Mercury. The movie will cover the bands formation in 1971 and go through Mercury's tragic death in 1991. Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor will serve as executive producers on the project.