Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 biographical drama film directed by Bryan Singer and Dexter Fletcher.

Official trailers

20th Century Fox on Thursday, October 25, 2018 released the trailer:
Bohemian Rhapsody | Final Trailer | 20th Century FOX.

Story intro

In 1970 London, Farrokh "Freddie" Bulsara, an Indian Parsi refugee from Zanzibar, works as a baggage handler at Heathrow Airport and lives with his parents and sister. After seeing the band Smile perform at a pub, Freddie encounters Mary Austin, and meets the drummer, Roger Taylor, and guitarist, Brian May. Learning their lead singer, Tim Staffell, has quit, Freddie offers to join and demonstrates his vocal ability. Freddie and Mary begin dating. With Freddie as lead singer and bassist John Deacon, the band sells out gigs across Britain. Freddie urges them to think bigger, selling their van to book Trident Studios to record their debut album. An A&R rep from EMI Records, watching the band experiment, asks sound engineer Roy Thomas Baker for their demos. Freddie changes the band's name to Queen, and legally changes his own name to Freddie Mercury. The band signs with John Reid, Elton John's manager, and receives a contract with EMI. An appearance on Top of the Pops gives Queen a hit record, "Killer Queen". After touring to promote the album, Mary and Freddie become engaged. The album hits the charts in America and the band embarks on a sold-out U.S. tour, where Freddie questions his sexuality. In 1975, Queen records their fourth album, A Night at the Opera, but leaves EMI when executive Ray Foster refuses to release the operatic "Bohemian Rhapsody" as the album's lead single due to its six-minute length; Foster also derides the single for its lyrics and melody, to which Freddie retaliates by throwing a rock through Foster's window and cursing at him (to which Foster responds in kind), as the band has placed extensive effort in writing and performing it. Freddie has DJ Kenny Everett debut the song on the radio; despite mixed reviews, it becomes a smash hit. On Queen's world tour, Freddie begins an affair with Paul Prenter, the band's day-to-day manager after an encounter between the two while Freddie rehearses "Love of My Life". Confronted by Mary, Freddie comes out to her as bisexual, although she assures him he is gay. They end their engagement, but they continue to remain as friends and she moves next door when he purchases an extravagant house in 1980.


Rami Malek
Freddie Mercury, lead vocalist of the rock band Queen
Lucy Boynton
Mary Austin, Mercury's girlfriend, former fiancé, and muse
Gwilym Lee
Brian May, Queen's lead guitarist
Ben Hardy
Roger Taylor, Queen's drummer
Joe Mazzello
John Deacon, Queen's bass guitarist
Allen Leech
Paul Prenter, Mercury's personal manager and lover
Aidan Gillen
John Reid, Queen's manager
Tom Hollander
Jim "Miami" Beach, Queen's lawyer turned manager
Mike Myers
Ray Foster, an EMI executive
Aaron McCusker
Jim Hutton, Mercury's boyfriend
Meneka Das
Jer Bulsara, Mercury's mother
Ace Bhatti
Bomi Bulsara, Mercury's father
Priya Blackburn
Kashmira Bulsara, Mercury's sister
Tim Plester
Roy Thomas Baker, Queen's sound engineer
Dermot Murphy
Bob Geldof, lead singer of The Boomtown Rats and Live Aid organiser
Dickie Beau
Kenny Everett, radio broadcaster in Capital London
Jack Roth
Tim Staffell, vocalist & bassist of the rock band Smile
Max Bennett
David, Mary's new boyfriend
Neil Fox-Roberts
Mr. Austin, Mary's father
Michelle Duncan
Shelley Stern, a reporter
Adam Lambert
Truck Stop Guy
Luke Deacon
concert attendee (uncredited)


Principal photography began in London in September 2017.

The film Bohemian Rhapsody was scheduled to be released on October 23, 2018 (Wembley Arena), on October 24, 2018 (United Kingdom), on November 1, 2018 (Germany, Hungary) and on November 2, 2018 (United States, Bulgaria) by Twentieth Century Fox, Big Picture 2 Films, Forum Hungary, Hispano Foxfilms S.A.E., Nordisk Film Distribujon, Odeon, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Imperial / Cinepix.

The duration of the film is 134 minutes. With a budget of $50 - 55 million, the film grossed over $903.7 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Bohemian Rhapsody got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Bohemian Rhapsody (film)

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