In a post on their website today, Queen has confirmed that their long-rumored official biopic, appropriately dubbed Bohemian Rhapsody, is officially in the works, with Egyptian-American Rami Malek (best known for his Emmy-winning turn in USA Network‘s Mr. Robot) slated to star as the band’s iconic vocalist, Freddie Mercury.Remembering Freddie Mercury’s Last Queen Show On The Anniversary Of His DeathAs the post states: “Yes folks, it IS finally happening…here’s what we can confirm at this stage: Award winning director Bryan Singer is the man who will be bringing the Queen and Freddie story alive. If you’ve ever seen Singer’s X-Men films, or the groundbreaking movie The Usual Suspects, you’ll know this is a director with extraordinary imagination and style. A perfect choice to recreate the fabulous Queen years which brought us such unforgettable moments as Live Aid, which we can reveal will be faithfully recreated for a key sequence the film.”The post on Queen Online continues: “Rami Malek has signed up to take on the challenging rôle of Freddie Mercury. Who could imagine a more perfect fit than this brilliant actor? Roger [Taylor] and Brian [May] told QOL: “Rami has great presence and he’s utterly dedicated to the project. He’s completely living and breathing Freddie already, which is wonderful.” Taylor and May will be serving as the film’s executive music producers. The film is close to beginning production, with pre-production meetings taking place this week in UK and principal photography beginning in London in mid-September.As for the roles of the other band members, Queen’s camp isn’t letting that info slip just yet: “You are probably wondering, who will play Roger, Brian and John??? That, friends, is news for another day.”The band is encouraging fans to keep up with Queen Online and the Queen Facebook page for more updates as the project goes on. They even hinted at a potential casting call: “Hint: Fancy being in the film?”[h/t – Queen Online]
At Sunday morning’s team walk were goalkeepers Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Maduka Okoye, defenders William Ekong, Jamilu Collins, Leon Balogun and Bryan Idowu, midfielders Alex Iwobi, Joseph Aribo, Oghenekaro Etebo and Anderson Esiti, and forwards Joshua Maja, Samuel Kalu, Paul Onuachu, Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, Emmanuel Dennis and Moses Simon.Spain-based defender Chidozie Awaziem arrived the team’s hotel, ahead of defenders Olaoluwa Aina and Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, and Kelechi Iheanacho who were being expected at just after noon.The training session will hold at FC Dnipro’s training ground at Dnipropetrovsk, within the Pridniprovsk housing estate.Tuesday’s clash will take place at the 31,000 –capacity Dnipro Arena, home ground of top club FC Dnipro, and will kick off at 9.30pm Ukraine time (7.30pm in Nigeria).It is the first assemblage of the three –time African champions since finishing third and with the bronze medals at the first –ever 24 –team Africa Cup of Nations staged by Egypt June/July this year.For the Super Eagles, the game also serves as part of the preparation for November’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying duels with the Squirrels of Benin Republic and the Crocodiles of Lesotho.Meanwhile, Turkish Airline management has promised to deliver to Dnipro before Tuesday the Nigeria team’s kit bags and luggage of six players that failed to arrive with the team from Istanbul on Saturday.Team Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor, said of the kits: “Our kit bags did not arrive with us from Istanbul. The bags of six players also did not arrive, but we have alerted Turkish Airline and they have promised to deliver them to us in Dnipro between Sunday and Monday.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Super Eagles have arrived in the city of Dnipro, Ukraine ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly with the senior national team of Ukraine, with 18 players part of an early morning team walk on Sunday.Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has fixed 5.30pm on Sunday for the team’s first training session, when all 22 players would be fully assembled in Ukraine’s third city.
Wellington Police notes: Friday, Feb. 19 to Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016: Friday, February 19,Â 2016â€¢3:33 a.m. Michael L. Sims, 64, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with discharging a firearm within the city of Wellington limits.â€¢7:10 a.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 300 block S. Washington, Wellington.â€¢9:20 a.m. Officers investigated a battery in the 200 block N. B, Wellington by known suspect. He was detained and released.â€¢11:38 a.m. Jonathon M Hensley, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 62 mph in a 40 mph zone.â€¢12:27 p.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care in the 900Â block E. Lincoln, Wellington.â€¢1:42 p.m. Officers minor in possession of alcoholic liquor and interference with law enforcement in the 1500Â block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢2:19 p.m. Jesus Duran, 20, Arkansas City, Kans. was arrested, charged and bonded with minor in possession of alcoholic liquor and interference with law enforcement officers.â€¢4:55 p.m. Officers conducted a courtesy motor vehicle accident report in the 1400Â block E. 16th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Tommy L D Farley, 23, Wellington and Gerald T. Ybarra, 63, Wichita.â€¢5:29 p.m. Officers investigated operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and no proof of insurance in the 1400Â block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢5:40 p.m. Horacio Gutierrez-Villegas, 47, Tulsa, Okla. was issued a notice to appear for operating a motor vehicle without a valid driversâ€™ license and no proof of insurance.â€¢9 p.m. Officers investigated restricted driving permits in the 300 block N. Olive, Wellington.â€¢9 p.m. Juvenile female, 14, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for driversâ€™ license violation.â€¢9:06 p.m. Officers investigated burglary and criminal damage to property in the 1200 Highland Court, Wellington.â€¢9:48 p.m. Officers took a report of a disturbance in the 1800Â block E. 16th, Wellington.Saturday, February 20, 2016â€¢12:58 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of known suspect in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington.â€¢1:17 a.m. Kelsey J. Garmon, 23, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with theft.â€¢10:42 a.m. Jayden S. Kniffen-McDonald, 18, Bentley, Kans, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 54 mph in a 40 mph zone.â€¢11:01 a.m. Gina R. Morgan, 29, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 55 mph in a 40 mph zone.â€¢11:08 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of medication and jewelry in the 700 block N. B, Wellington.â€¢2:42 p.m. Officers assisted an outside agency in the 1600Â block W. 8th, Wellington. The vehicle was recovered.â€¢5:20 p.m. Channing C. May, 23, Adrian, Texas was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed traffic signal.â€¢7:50 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1000 block N. Washington, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Philip D. Hennig, 66, Wellington.Sunday, February 21, 2016â€¢2 a.m. Daniel R. Thompson Jr., 44, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective taillight.â€¢5:42 a.m. Officers took a report of a mental subject in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington.â€¢11:30 a.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Daniel T. Moore, 36, Mannford, Okla. and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Dakota A. Davis, Caldwell.â€¢12:05 p.m. Officers investigated duty of a known driver to report an accident in the 2000 E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢3 p.m. Officers took a report of a mental subject in the 2000Â block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢4:10 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a known suspect in the 2000Â block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢4:10 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢4:59 p.m. Daniel T. Moore, 36, Mannford, Okla. was arrested, charged and confined with theft.