Iconic, powerfully over-the-top, and presciently fat-bottom positive, Queen long ago cemented their place in music history and sporting event playlists. Now, they’re headed to the big screen (beyond the memorable sequences of Wayne’s World, Shaun of the Dead and the like) with Bohemian Rhapsody, the music biopic finally heading to theaters after years of issues and delays.
Early on, Sacha Baron Cohen was picture-perfectly cast as frontman Freddie Mercury, and Eddie the Eagle director Dexter Fletcher was eventually signed on to direct. But after both left over creative differences with the surviving band members, Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek was hired to replace Cohen, and Bryan Singer lined up to take on directing duties. Unfortunately, it was only after shooting began that a certain movement started to say, hey, Hollywood, maybe we should stop hiring sexual predators; by some great coincidence, several-times-alleged creep Singer was then accused of not showing up to set and fired, with Fletcher subsequently returning to finish up the film.
Anyway, after all that, Bohemian Rhapsody will at last arrive November 2. Start growing your opening-night mustaches now.