In the final trailer leading up to Bohemian Rhapsody‘s theatrical release, Rami Malek as Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury describes the band. “We’re four misfits who don’t belong together. We’re playing for other misfits who are the outcasts right at the back of the room who are pretty sure they don’t belong either. We belong to them.”
Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek leads the cast that includes Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon, and Lucy Boynton as Mary Austin. Aidan Gillen, Aaron McCusker, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers, and Allen Leach are also featured in the musical biopic.
Bryan Singer retained credit as director, however he was fired from the production before filming wrapped. Singer was let go after missing days of filming, and Dexter Fletcher was brought in to finish up the shoot. Fletcher will not be officially credited for the film and has moved on to directing another musical epic, Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton as Sir Elton John.
Anthony McCarten is credited with the screenplay. Graham King and Jim Beach served as producers.
20th Century Fox has set a November 2, 2018 theatrical release date.
“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.”