'Mr. Robot' FYC ScreeningMargot Robbie isn't the only celeb who can expertly channel another well-known public figure: Rami Malek is also pretty amazing at transforming himself onscreen, as seen in the first photo of him as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody."

The striking image, which was debuted by Entertainment Weekly, features Malek portraying the late musician during one of Mercury's most iconic moments: Performing onstage at Live Aid in 1985. And from Malek's closely-cropped haircut, to his mustache, to his tight white tank top, the actor looks every bit the part of the legendary singer.

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As he explained in an interview with EW, even Malek was taken aback by how much he resembled Mercury, who died of complications from AIDS in 1991.

"When you're able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror, it's a very affirming moment," the actor told EW of his first time in hair and makeup.

Malek also revealed that Mercury's singing voice in the flick will be a mixture of original Mercury recordings, as well as Malek's own voice and that of a sound-alike singer. If the actor's pipes are anywhere as good as his looks, moviegoers are definitely in for a treat.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is due in theaters on December 25, 2018.

[via: Entertainment Weekly]

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