New Bohemian Rhapsody images reveal Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury
20th Century Fox‘s presentation at CinemaCon included a first look at Golden Globe-nominee Rami Malek’s (Mr. Robot) portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the upcoming docudrama Bohemian Rhapsody. Check out the new images for the Queen biopic in the gallery below!
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who 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, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that was always more like a family and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers, and music lovers to this day.
The movie is directed by Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle), who replaced Bryan Singer, and was written by Academy Award-nominated scribe Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything). In addition to Malek, the Queen band members will be played by Joe Mazzello, Ben Hardy, and Gwilym Lee. Emmy winner Mike Myers (SNL, The Gong Show) also stars.
Bohemian Rhapsody is slated to premiere in theaters on November 2, 2018.