The forthcoming Queen biopic will star 'Mr. Robot''s Rami Malek as the band's late frontman Freddie Mercury
Bohemian Rhapsody, the upcoming Queen biopic, is set to premiere at Wembley Arena next month.
The film, which will see Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek portraying the band’s late frontman Freddie Mercury, is currently set for a UK release on October 24. It’ll chronicle the 15-year period between Queen’s formation as a band and their famous performance at Live Aid at Wembley Stadium in 1985.
The premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody is set to take place a stone’s throw away from Wembley Stadium on October 23, with the film being screened at the SSE Arena. That venue is located next to the famous stadium, which re-opened in 2007 following extensive redevelopment which saw the original stadium (where Queen played that famous show) being demolished in 2003.
Speaking about the significant location of the premiere – which is set to welcome 6200 guests for the screening – Fox U.K.’s managing director Chris Green said: “We’re delighted to be at The SSE Arena, Wembley giving Queen fans the chance to share in what is going to be a fantastic event.
“The venue is perfect for showcasing the show-stopping performances in the film.”
Malek is joined on the cast list of Bohemian Rhapsody by the likes of Mike Myers, Tom Hollander and Lucy Boynton.
Last week, it was announced that audio tracks recorded at Queen’s 1985 Live Aid concert will be released for the first time as part of Bohemian Rhapsody‘s upcoming soundtrack release.