Bohemian Rhapsody Writer Sues Over Oscar-Winning Queen Biopic

Bohemian Rhapsody, the story of Freddie Mercury and Queen, was a massive hit of a movie back in 2018. It grossed over $900 million worldwide and was nominated for five Oscars, winning four of them, including Best Actor for lead Rami Malek. However, the movie’s smashing success has not rubbed off on screenwriter Anthony McCarten, who has apparently never received the back end money he negotiated for, and that has now led to a lawsuit.

Anthony McCarten says he had a deal with Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King and studio GK Films that would have seen him receive 5% of the profit that GK received from the movie. However, he has yet to receive any money at all from the deal. And according to him, he’s never received any reply when he has attempted to communicate on this issue, ultimately resulting in the lawsuit. 

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