After the reviews of his latest Showtime series, Sacha Baron Cohen might be wishing that he hadn’t walked away from Bohemian Rhapsody when he did. Luckily, Mr. Robot star, Rami Malek was there to pick up the role of Freddie Mercury and carry it home through a notoriously troubled production that apparently included some throwing of chairs and the firing of director Bryan Singer with just a couple weeks to go until filming was complete.
We’ve seen one trailer before today for Bohemian Rhapsody, but now we are getting out first real look at the film and the actors who are playing Mercury and the other members of Queen. So far, it looks like a must-see for Queen fans. It’ll be interesting to see if Malek can ride the line between doing Mercury justice and becoming a caricature of him.
Release: November 2, 2018
Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers
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.