Bohemian Rhapsody is an upcoming biographical film following the British rock band Queen from their formation to their performance at Live Aid in 1985. Rami Malek stars as lead singer Freddie Mercury, with Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, and Tom Hollander in supporting roles. It was written by Anthony McCarten.
Principal photography began in London in September 2017, directed by Bryan Singer. In December 2017, Singer was fired for absence and clashing with the cast and crew; Dexter Fletcher was hired shortly after to complete the film. Principal photography concluded in January 2018. Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor are serving as the film’s music producers. The film is scheduled for release by 20th Century Fox in the United Kingdom on 24 October 2018, and the United States on 2 November.
On 16 January 2018, Brian May uploaded a photo to his Instagram account from the set of the film and said:
“Today, under the auspices of our new supreme pilot, Dexter Fletcher, I got my own directorial chair! I was very touched. So! My first day on the set of Bohemian Rhapsody the Movie for more than 6 weeks, and the atmosphere is massively warm and joyful. The entire BR company has been through storms which would have sunk many a ship, but they’re all still on board, full of optimism – and with a team spirit stronger than ever. There’s such a great feeling of pride in this movie. I wish I could show you pictures ! But for now it’s good to protect the surprises. The Bohemian Rhapsody ship is on course !! With full steam up ! Bri”.
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