A Freddie Mercury biopic that doesn’t mention AIDS? Really?

The long-rumored Freddie Mercury/Queen biopic is indeed gaining traction, but the project may not satisfy those wishing for an honest portrayal of Mercury’s life and tragic death of AIDS.

Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen was originally slated to play Mercury, but he left the project (dramatically, at that) after Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor took control. They pushed to focus the film on the glory of Queen rather than Mercury’s battle with disease.

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And it would seem they have gotten their wish.

Out director Bryan Singer of X-Men fame is now attached to the project, which is currently titled “Bohemian Rhapsody The Film.” Mr. Robot star Rami Malek will star as Mercury.

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The Queen blog Queen Online announced the new development, posting that the film will “recreate the fabulous Queen years which brought us such unforgettable moments as Live Aid.”

Mercury’s personal life is not included in the announcement.

Related: Sacha Baron Cohen Explains Disturbing Reason He Dropped Out Of Freddie Mercury Biopic

Both Brian May and Roger Taylor are set to be executive producers for the film.

They told the blog: “Rami has great presence and he’s utterly dedicated to the project. He’s completely living and breathing Freddie already, which is wonderful.”

They added: “Yes folks, it IS finally happening. Award winning director Bryan Singer is the man who will be bringing the Queen and Freddie story alive…”

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