In recent times, the likes of Hank Williams, the Seaside Boys’ Brian Wilson, the Infamous B.I.G., and the Beatles (effectively, kind of) have gotten the biopic therapy. The following music icon on that record: Queen frontman and occasional Darth Vader jockey Freddie Mercury, who, in Bohemian Rhapsody, is performed by Mr. Robotic star Rami Malek. He even has the mustache to show it.

The movie, written by Anthony McCarten and directed by Dexter Fletcher (he changed authentic director Bryan Singer), takes place between 1970, when Queen fashioned, and 1985, the yr of the band’s iconic Stay Help efficiency.

Right here’s the official plot synopsis.

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered conference to turn out to be probably the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The movie traces the meteoric rise of the band by way of their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s way of life spirals uncontrolled, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Stay Help, the place Mercury, dealing with a life-threatening sickness, leads the band in one of many best performances within the historical past of rock music. Within the course of, cementing the legacy of a band that have been at all times extra like a household, and who proceed to encourage outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to today.

Bohemian Rhapsody — which additionally stars Gwilym Lee as guitarist Brian Might, Joseph Mazzello as bassist John Deacon, and Ben Hardy as drummer Roger Taylor — opens on November 2.

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