Queen Bring Live Aid to Life Again for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Biopic
Get ready for all the feels! Queen are in the process of getting their Bohemian Rhapsody biopic off the ground and among the set pieces for the upcoming film will be a recreation of the Live Aid stage, where the band enjoyed one of their most celebrated performances.
"Live Aid lives again, it's a miracle," proclaimed guitarist Brian May in an Instagram post with a photo. May credited director Bryan Singer with the photo, which showcases the staging all the way down to the familiar Live Aid emblems and draping. Check out the photo and Instagram post below.
There have been quite a few details about the film coming to light in recent weeks. Mr. Robot star Rami Malek has been cast as frontman Freddie Mercury for the film, while it was recently revealed that Joe Mazzello, Ben Harvey and Gwilym Lee had been cast in the roles of John Deacon, Roger Taylor and Brian May respectively.
The 1985 benefit concert took place in London and Philadelphia with the biggest acts of the day performing to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia. While sets from Phil Collins, U2, Hall and Oates with the Temptations, Sting and a Led Zeppelin reunion with the Power Station's Tony Thompson on drums grabbed headlines, many remember Live Aid for the set that Queen delivered with the U.K. audience hanging on every move and word of Freddie Mercury.
Their set included a portion of "Bohemian Rhapsody," a crazy call and response moment between Freddie Mercury and the crowd, a sea of arms clapping along to "Radio Ga Ga," a raucous performance of "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" and a touching and fitting conclusion with "Is This the World We Created?"
Read more about that classic performance at Live Aid by clicking the red button below, and look for the Queen Bohemian Rhapsody biopic arriving in 2018. And just for fun, check out this video of kids freaking out over Queen.
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