Last week it was revealed that Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee would join Rami Malek to form Queen in the upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Now, Freddie Mercury‘s traitor of a manager has been cast in Allen Leech.
The Downton Abbey actor plays Paul Prenter, the manager famed as Queen’s Judas, having sold Mercury’s secrets to tabloids after nine years of partnership. The role will likely be a meaty one, and hopefully the film draws attention to Prenter’s betrayal of the band.
Bryan Singer’s film has been long awaited, and production will soon start rolling in the autumn. The final film will premiere December 2018.