Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody Ready for Sioux Falls Debut on Nov. 2
Audiences should be pleased about actor Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which opens on November 2nd in Sioux Falls. The film opened in the UK last weekend and the reviews have been very positive and Malek is already garnering some Oscar buzz for best actor.
Queen guitarist Brian May said “I’ve seen it hundreds of times now, in fragments and eventually coming together, and it still gets me,” May told Classic Rock in a recent interview. “It’s very emotional. It’s all about Freddie. Yes, we are in there, but the story is about Freddie and that was always the aim.”
'Bohemian Rhapsody,' was co-produced by Queen bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor, and has been in the works for 12 years.
Producer Graham King revealed how he and his colleagues solved the problem of bringing Freddie Mercury back to life in the Queen biopic. The frontman is played by Rami Malek, but the actor couldn’t replicate Mercury’s singing voice. The solution was to take recordings from Queen master tapes, with additional vocals recorded by Canadian singer Marc Martel. “Literally, you could close your eyes and it’s Freddie,” King told Rolling Stone in a new interview. “And that’s a very tough thing to do.”
The movie opens on November 2nd at Sioux Falls Century Theaters.