BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: Official Trailer For Queen Biopic Unveiled!

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: Official Trailer For Queen Biopic Unveiled!

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: Official Trailer For Queen Biopic Unveiled!

It was an uphill battle, but it's finally here: after years of heming and hawing, false starts, casting swaps, and a damning directing fiasco, the trailer for the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has emerged online. Rami Malek, best known for his role in Mr. Robot, will play Freddie Mercury in a movie charting the ostentatious British rock band's rise to fame. We also get a brief glimpse at a almost unrecognizable Mike Myers as a bewigged record executive of sorts, who warns Mercury that "Bohemian Rhapsody" is too long. The film will follow events leading up to the band's performance at Live Aid in 1985. At various points, Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Whishaw (among others) were attached to star in the project.

The film had its fair share of pre-release controversy, after director Bryan Singer was sacked from the project in December 2017. Mercury had arguably one of the greatest voices ever in the rock and is one of the most popular figures in the genre. The film honors the group's iconic lead singer, who died at the age 45 from bronchial pneumonia stemming from AIDs in November 1991, just one day after revealing he had contracted the disease. Otherwise, it looks like standard music biopic fare, with wood-walled studios playing host to all manner of divine inspiration while a portly record exec declares the future smash hit unmarketable (hard cut to cautionary, late second-act tale about the hazards of cocaine).

This teaser for the upcoming 20th Century Fox film should lay at least a couple qualms to rest for die-hard Mercury fans: Yes, the legendary wit is intact, and, yes again, Malek makes for a very convincing Freddie.

Mercury's reaction: "I pity your wife if you think 6 minutes is forever!"

Malek was named in 2016, to the delight of May and Queen drummer Roger Taylor. Also starring are Lucy Boynton, Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers.

The film is set for release in the United Kingdom on October 24 and the U.S. on November 2.

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