Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 biographical film about the British rock band Queen, focusing on lead singer Freddie Mercury’s life leading up to Queen’s Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium in 1985. The film gets its title from the 1975 Queen song of the same name. It is a British-American joint venture produced by 20th Century Fox, New Regency, GK Films, and Queen Films, with Fox serving as distributor.
Bohemian Rhapsody Synopsis
In 1970, Farrokh Bulsara, an Indian-British Parsi college student and baggage handler at Heathrow Airport, goes to a nightclub to watch a local band called Smile. After the show, he meets guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, and offers to be the band’s new lead vocalist after bassist/vocalist Tim Staffell quits to join Humpy Bong. With the addition of bassist John Deacon, the band – now known as Queen – plays at local gigs across Britain until they sell their van to produce their debut album. Their musical style lands them a contract with EMI Records. At the same time, Farrokh legally changes his name to Freddie Mercury and becomes engaged to Biba store clerk Mary Austin. During the band’s U.S. tour, Freddie begins to question his sexuality.
- Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury / Farrokh Bulsara, lead vocalist of the rock band Queen
- Adam Rauf as young Farrokh Bulsara
- Lucy Boynton as Mary Austin, Mercury’s girlfriend
- Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Queen lead guitarist
- Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Queen drummer
- Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon, Queen bass guitarist
- Aidan Gillen as John Reid, Queen’s manager
- Tom Hollander as Jim Beach, Queen’s lawyer turned manager
- Allen Leech as Paul Prenter, Mercury’s personal manager
- Mike Myers as Ray Foster, an EMI executive
- Aaron McCusker as Jim Hutton, Mercury’s love interest