A Queen biopic has been in the works for years now, and always seemed to hit some sort of roadblock. But now the band has confirmed that the film Bohemian Rhapsody will finally move forward with Mr. Robot's Rami Malek slated to play Freddie Mercury.

“After months of speculation, QOL can also confirm that the film is now ‘as-close-as-that’ to start of shooting,” the band said. Previously, Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Winshaw were both supposed to play the frontman before the project was scrapped. Pre-production will begin next week.