Director Bryan Singer is busy putting the final pieces in place for Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic of Freddie Mercury and the band, Queen. The latest to join is Aaron McCusker, who’s set to play Jim Hutton, Freddie Mercury’s boyfriend.
As Deadline reports, Hutton was a ‘hairdresser… who was with Mercury for the last six years of the Queen frontman’s life. Hutton nursed him when he was ill and was by his side when he died in 1991. Mercury died wearing a wedding ring that Hutton had given him. After they developed a relationship together, however, Mercury often would distance himself from Hutton publicly, but privately they were heavily involved in a long-term romance.’
However, it’s likely we’ll see them in the early days of their relationship, as it’s believed the film will end with Queen’s triumphant performance at Live Aid in 1985.
Rami Malek is set to play Mercury, with Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Joe Mazello as John Deacon and Gwilym Lee as Brian May. The likes of Mike Myers and Allen Leech will also star. The film is set for a Christmas 2018 release.