Plot:. The meteoric rise of Queen through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie Mercury (Malek), surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. Facing a life-threatening illness, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.