The screenwriter of “Bohemian Rhapsody” has dragged the 2019 film’s producer and his production company into a lawsuit over missing payment claims, according to NY Post.

Anthony McCarten, 60, claimed Graham King and his GK Films had promised the New Zealand novelist 5% of the production house’s profits from the Oscar-winning Queen biopic, Deadline reported Thursday.

The 50-page document contains the names of King and GK Films. However, it makes no mention of Fox and Disney, who own GK Films, as the two had announced a merger at the time of the film’s release in 2019.

Bohemian Rhapsody earned $911 in global earnings but Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, the film’s distributor, claimed the flick remains in debt “to the tune of $51 million.”


The acclaimed writer filed the suit through his attorney with the Los Angeles Superior Court. According to the filing, McCarten is seeking “monetary damages in an amount to be proven at trial” and “a judicial declaration of the parties’ contractual rights and duties in connection with the Writer’s Agreement.”

“By this Action, McCarten seeks to hold GK Films to its promise in the Writer’s Agreement,” according to the suit, which further states that the production company had guaranteed him an “amount equal to 5% of 100% of the ‘Net Proceeds’.”

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