Bohemian Rhapsody: Queen biopic to premiere at Wembley Arena
20th Century Fox has announced that Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic of the operatic rock group Queen, and its frontman Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), will premiere at Wembley Arena in London. The movie will screen on October 23rd at London’s SEE Arena, Wembley, which is part of the same complex as Wembley Stadium. That stadium is where Queen played in front of 72,000 people for the 1985’s Live Aid concert, which was voted the greatest live show of all time at one point.
The screening is open to the public, and proceeds will help benefit the Mercury Phoenix Trust, which supports global HIV/AIDS initiatives around the globe.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer 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 film is directed by 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 Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, and Joseph Mazzello. Also starring are Lucy Boynton, Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers.
Bohemian Rhapsody will open in theaters on November 2, 2018.