Hollywood is hoping music biopics are their new golden ticket

A medley of rock and roll films are hoping to ride the success of Bohemian Rhapsody, albeit in unconventional ways

A scene from Rocketman.
(Image credit: Illustrated | Paramount Pictures, IhorDan/iStock)

Even months later, the success of Bohemian Rhapsody still feels unfathomable.

Despite a production nightmare and the mid-filming firing of director Bryan Singer, as well as critical accusations of straight-washing and of simply being hackneyed upon its release, the Freddie Mercury biopic went on not only to gross over $903.2 million at the box office but also to somehow land four Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Rami Malek.

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