If you know anything about Sacha Baron Cohen, and you compare his facial structure To Freddie’s, along with his talent Sacha’s talent…I foresaw an Oscar worthy performance that Could catapult Sasha into an Oscar contender.
However, from what I’ve heard, Issues arose when the band begin to change the focus of the story from Freddie Mercury to Freddie mercury and queen and then Queens survival afterward.
Changing the arc completely and for us to the band.
This led to creative differences and Sasha left production.
What is the true reason I wasn’t in the room, I have no idea.
I was just deeply upset to learn would not be playing the role and I stopped following the project.
Then it was recently brought to my attention that the role was now in the hands of one of my favorite actors, Rami Malek, lead actor in the television series masterpiece, Mr. Robot.
I read the words, but I didn’t see it.
Rami playing Freddie?
And then I saw the first promo image 20th Century Fox put out, and I got it.
It all made sense.
Bohemian Rhapsody is an upcoming biographical musical drama film that focuses on the 15-year period from the formation of the band Queen up to their performance at Live Aid in 1985, with particular focus to the band’s lead singer Freddie Mercury.
Directed by Dexter Fletcher, Bryan Singer. With Mike Myers, Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen. A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert in 1985.
Now some behind the scenes notes:
In December 2017, Singer was fired for absence and clashing with the cast and crew.
Dexter Fletcher was hired shortly after to complete filming and post-production.
Principal photography concluded in January 2018.
Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor are serving as the film’s music producers.
The film is scheduled for release in the United States by 20th Century Fox on November 2, 2018.”
Not a good sign when a a director is canned during shooting.
Especially when that director is Bryan Singer.
And alas, yesterday a teaser trailer was released. And it looks like gold.
See for yourself.
Bohemian Rhapsody Teaser Trailer:
Bohemian Rhapsody Posters:
Queen At Live Aid, 1985