Producer: Jim Beach, Robert De Niro, Richard Hewitt
Writer: Anthony McCarten, Peter Morgan
Release Date: Nov 2, 2018
Runtime: 2hr 14m
Their songs are timeless; their story is the stuff of legends. Rami Malek transforms into Freddie Mercury, the iconic frontman of Queen, in this toe-tapping celebration of Mercury’s career and the band’s fascinating trajectory. Their revolutionary sound, and Mercury’s singular talent, took Queen to the top of the charts – and eventually to a show-stopping performance at Live Aid in 1985. A virtuoso on the stadium stage and in the studio, Mercury nevertheless faced the effects of fame, illness, and his own creative desires behind the scenes.
Bohemian Rhapsody also stars Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech and Mike Myers.
Did You Know?
Sacha Baron Cohen was the original choice to play Freddie Mercury. He left the project due to creative differences with the band's guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. The deal with Baron Cohen fell apart after May voiced upset after finding that the project would only be a biopic of Freddie Mercury and not the rest of Queen. May felt that it should focus on the other members and the aftermath of Mercury's death. He also voiced his negative opinion of the casting choice of Baron Cohen, whom he felt was too much of a comedic actor who wouldn't do Mercury justice in drama.