Anthony McCarten Freddy Mercury Biopic Trailer Out

“The first footage of Bohemian Rhapsody will rock you,” according to Esquire magazine. Penned by New Zealand-born Anthony McCarten, the upcoming Queen biopic, starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury follows the formation of the band through their iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before Mercury’s death.

Due out on 2 November, Bohemian Rhapsody also stars Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers.

In an interview with Sunday Magazine earlier this year, McCarten, 57, said:

“It’s perfectly natural that what I’m up to isn’t widely known in New Zealand, as it’s not widely known anywhere, to be frank.

“I’m a writer for heaven’s sake, and of late, a screenwriter, which is after all, the invisible profession. There is the cult of the actor and of the director, and there’s even been the cult of the celebrity chef and gardener, but there has never been a cult of the screenwriter.”

New Plymouth-born McCarten (Darkest Hour, The Theory of Everything) is an Academy Award nominee and BAFTA winner.

Original article by Matt Miller, Esquire, May 15, 2018.


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Linda Collins Writes of Losing Her Daughter

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