Rami Malek Makes An Incredible Freddie Mercury In The First Trailer For The Queen Biopic
The first footage of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' will rock you.
BY matt miller | May 16, 2018 | Film & TV
After months of speculation, rumors, drama, and leaked footage, we finally get our first real look at Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in the trailer for the upcoming Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Written by Anthony McCarten, the film follows the formation of Queen through their iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before Mercury's death.
While we only hear Rami voice Mercury in two brief moments in the trailer, he certainly looks the part—specifically in the quintessential images of the singer at Live Aid.
"When I got this role, I thought, 'Oh, my God, this could be a career-defining performance.' And then two minutes later I thought, 'This could be a career killer,'" Malek said during a panel at CinemaCon in April.
Due out on November 2, Bohemian Rhapsody also stars Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers.
It has been a long and rocky development process for the film to finally get to this point. Bryan Singer was originally directing the project, but was fired in December after mysterious disappearances from the set. Eddie the Eagle director Dexter Fletcher stepped in to finish the project.
Thankfully, though, Queen guitarist Brian May has seen the film and said Mercury would be proud of it if he were alive today.
From: Esquire US