PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music
Compared to many contemporary movies where American characters were often played by British actors, this movie stands out as having three North-American actors playing British characters: Rami Malek and Joseph Mazzello (both Americans) play Freddie Mercury and John Deacon, and Mike Myers (who is Canadian) plays Ray Foster.
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The film indicates that the band's manager Jim Beach was trying to get them onto the list of acts to play the Wembley Live Aid concert. In reality, Bob Geldof had held a press conference in early 1985 to announce the concert and named Queen as one of the acts who had agreed to play. Geldof had not spoken to any of the acts beforehand so this was the first any of them had heard about it. However as nobody wanted to look like the party pooper and back out, almost all the acts Geldof name-checked played at the concert, including the band Dire Straits (who had sold out a concert at nearby Wembley Arena on the night of the Live Aid concert so had to play two gigs in one day).
The original music video of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" plays in the closing credits.
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