7 Brilliant Music Biopic Castings

The Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody finally has its Freddie with Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek cast as the iconic Queen frontman, and now the casting for the rest of Queen has just been revealed.

Per Queen’s official website, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy and Joe Mazzello have been cast as Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, respectively.  With a little help from hair and wardrobe, the resemblance to their Queen counterparts will certainly be striking.

Naturally, this got us thinking about other casting choices in previous music biopics.  Some have been misses, but there are many that still had us in awe.  Here are seven brilliant music biopic castings.

 

Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious – Sid & Nancy (1986)

He may be best-known today for his turn as Commissioner Jim Gordon in The Dark Knight Trilogy and Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films, but who could forget Oldman’s breakout role as Sid Vicious in 1986’s Sid & Nancy?

Sid & Nancy - Trailer

Movie Trailer for 'Sid & Nancy' - (1986) Starring: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb