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It’s finally happening. The long-awaited upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic is finally in the first stages of principle photography and production. That’s right, the movie appropriately titled Bohemian Rhapsody is finally underway and fans couldn’t be more excited.
The buzz around the movie has been high, and surviving Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor are serving as producers on the film, so it is in good hands. Recently, May shared the first photograph from the set of the movie! It’s a picture of the recreation of Queen’s historic 1985 performance at Live Aid at Wembley Stadium. The photo shows a shot of the stage being reconstructed to look exactly like it did in 1985, complete with banners, logos and more! The accuracy is impeccable, and will instantly take fans back to the images of that historic performance!
— Dr. Brian May (@DrBrianMay) August 30, 2017
Recently, May also opened up how he believes there is a lot of pressure on him and the band to get the movie “right.” He feels they truly only have 1 shot to do Freddie justice.
“It’s been at least seven years that we’ve been wrestling with this stuff. Now the button is pressed and everything is in operation. It’s incredible. I’ve been spent time down at the offices of the film, and it’s a massive factory: building sets, researching into people’s clothes at Live Aid, doing wigs, costumes and makeup. And we met the actors who are going to play us. So it’s a fascinating thing…. Because it’s Freddie’s life, so we get one shot at doing him justice, and doing it honestly and transparently. But it’s also our lives. It’s a lot of our lives in there, which is kind of daunting. You’re looking at yourself being portrayed on screen, which is a lot to swallow. We have a fantastic team, it’s quite mind blowing, the power that’s in this team.“- May stated.
The movie will star Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Gwilym Lee as Brian May and Joe Mazzello as John Deacon, and is slated to open sometime in 2018.