Bohemian Rhapsody is an upcoming biographical drama film written by Anthony McCarten. It focuses on a 15-year period from the formation of Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury up to their performance at Live Aidin 1985, six years before Mercury’s death. The film stars Rami Malek as Mercury, with Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, Joseph Mazzello, Allen Leech, and Lucy Boynton in supporting roles.
Principal photography began in London in September 2017, under the direction of Bryan Singer. In December 2017, after months of filming, Singer was fired for being absent from the production on multiple occasions and clashing with the cast and crew. Dexter Fletcher was hired shortly after to complete filming and post-production. Principal photography concluded in January 2018. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States by 20th Century Fox on November 2, 2018.
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Described as a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.