Queen is finally getting the biopic it deserves. Bohemian Rhapsody is probably the most generic song of the world-famous British band called Queen. I was a little disappointed to discover the movie makers chose the name of Bohemian Rhapsody for the movie. But then it’s the most known song. So the movie stars Rami Malek is a lead role as Freddie Mercury. The movie is supposed to premiere at London’s SSE Arena just beside the original Wembley Stadium where Queen performed a historic live aid show in 1985. This event is not for profit one. The money made out of it will go to Mercury Phoenix Trust, the organization founded in Freddie’s name which supports HIV/AIDS initiatives globally.
Twentieth Century Fox in a statement announced this surprise for the fans of Queen. What a classic move to excite the movie even more. Twentieth Century Fox and Regency Enterprises are delighted to announce that the World Premiere for feature film Bohemian Rhapsody will be held at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Tuesday, 23rd October 2018,” the statement read. The invitation goes out to all guests and fans to come to watch the movie premiere. 23rd October is going to be a red carpet event which will see stars Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Allen Leech, Aidan Gillen, Mike Myers and producers Graham King and Jim Beach.
Bandmates from the iconic Queen, the legends Brian May and Roger Taylor will also be present at the event.
Bohemian Rhapsody: Release Date
Bohemian Rhapsody is set in the 70’s and follows the journey of Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon to form the British band called Queen. Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek starrer is near the corner. The movie will be out in UK Cinemas on 24th October. Let’s hope it does good business. It will also be released in European countries like Germany Spain, and France on October 31.
Bohemian Rhapsody: News Updates
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was supposed to play Freddie Mercury. But he left the movie following creative differences with the former bandmates of Mercury and hence Malek was chosen to play Freddie. Besides Malek wasn’t even the second choice. Ben Whishaw was considered too, for the part. Queen is also allowing movie makers in this case to access the backlogs.
Bohemian Rhapsody: Cast
Rami Malek will play Freddie Mercury, of course.
Adam Rauf will play the young Freddie Mercury. Queen’s bandmates include and will be played by:
Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Queen’s lead guitarist, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Queen’s drummer, and Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon, Queen’s bass guitarist. Lucy Boynton plays Mary Austin, Freddie’s life partner. The other important cast of the movie includes Aidan Gillen as John Reid, Queen’s second manager, Tom Hollander as Jim Beach, Queen’s third manager, Allen Leech as Paul Prenter, Mercury’s manager, and Mike Myers as Ray Foster, an EMI executive. Also starting are Aaron McCusker as Jim Hutton, Mercury’s boyfriend, Dermot Murphy as Bob Geldof, Meneka Das as Jer Bulsara,
Mercury’s mother, Ace Bhatti as Bomi Bulsara,
Mercury’s father, Dickie Beau as Kenny Everett, Neil Fox-Roberts as Mr. Austin, Mary’s father, Philip Andrew as Reinhold Mack, Matthew Houston as Larry Mullen Jr., the drummer of the Irish rock band U2, and Michelle Duncan as Shelley Stern.
Bohemian Rhapsody: Plot
Twentieth Century Fox has described the plot as: “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. “