Bohemian Rhapsody is an upcoming biographical film about the British rock band Queen, focusing on lead singer Freddie Mercury's life and leading up to Queen's Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium in 1985. The film is a British and American venture produced by 20th Century Fox, Regency Enterprises, GK Films,TriBeCa Productions, and Queen Films, with Fox serving as its distributor. It was directed by Bryan Singer, written by Anthony McCarten and stars Rami Malek as Mercury, with Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, and Mike Myers in supporting roles. Producers are Brian May, Roger Taylor, Bryan Singer, Graham King, Robert DeNiro and Jim Beach. Principal photography began in London in September 2017 with Singer as director. In December 2017, Singer was fired for absence and clashing with the cast and crew; Dexter Fletcher was hired to complete the film, although Singer will retain sole director credit as per DGA guidelines. Filming concluded in January 2018. The film is scheduled for release in the United Kingdom on 24 October 2018 and in the United States on 2 November 2018.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie 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. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
Directed by Bryan Singer
Produced by Graham King, Jim Beach, Robert De Niro, Peter Oberth, Brian May, Roger Taylor
Screenplay by Anthony McCarten
Story by Anthony McCarten, Peter Morgan
Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, Mike Myers
Music by John Ottman
Cinematography : Newton Thomas Sigel
Edited by : John Ottman
Production company : 20th Century Fox, New Regency, GK Films, Queen Films
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date : 24 October 2018 (United Kingdom), 2 November 2018 (United States)
Running time : 106 minutes
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