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- 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” will be rated PG-13.
- The reason: “Thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language.”
- That doesn’t sound particularly rock and roll.
We will rock you, but not too hard.
20th Century Fox’s upcoming Queen biopic, titled “Bohemian Rhapsody,” will be rated PG-13 for “thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language,” according to Exhibitor Relations.
The movie stars “Mr. Robot” actor Rami Malek as Queen singer Freddie Mercury. “Bohemian Rhapsody” will chronicle the trajectory of Mercury’s life and career with Queen, from the band’s early days in the 1970s to its seminal Live Aid performance in 1985.
But how complete can it really be with a measly PG-13 rating? For context, iconic rock movie “Almost Famous,” which is not even particularly controversial, scored an R. Though to be fair, “School of Rock,” starring Jack Black also got a PG-13.
Despite the kid-friendly rating, the production of “Bohemian Rhapsody” has had its ups and downs. The film’s first director, Bryan Singer, stepped away from the project in December, citing “a personal health matter.” Director Dexter Fletcher finished filming the movie.
The movie also stars “Game of Thrones” actor Aidan Gillen and Mike Myers. It will be released on November 2.
Here’s the trailer:
Additional reporting by John Lynch.