A key scene for the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is apparently in motion.
Guitarist Brian May has shared a photo of a set that depicts the group’s historic 1985 Live Aid performance at London’s Wembley Stadium, along with the message, “LIVE AID LIVES AGAIN! It’s a Miracle! WE ARE ON! #queenwillrock.”
The photo depicts the stage only and not the cast members — including Mr. Robot star Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Gwilym Lee as May, Ben Hardy as drummer Roger Taylor and Joe Mazzello as bassist John Deacon.
Bryan Singer is directing the film, which is expected out during 2018. May recently told Ultimate Classic Rock that, “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…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.”
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.