Bohemian Rhapsody stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in what looks like a brilliant performance. The story of the band Queen and its iconic lead singer will be in theaters in November.
I know a movie about a male band and singer isn’t my usual fare, but I can make an exception for Queen. It’s my blog, right?
Featured in Bohemian Rhapsody are Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech and Mike Myers.
The film’s tagline is the music you know, the story you don’t. Here’s the synopsis:
“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.”