BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: First Look at Queen and Freddie Mercury Biopic Trailer

The long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated trailer of the Dexter Fletcher-directed biopic about the famous band Queen and its lead vocalist, the legendary Freddie Mercury, has finally arrived | The film is scheduled for a November release

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: First Look at Queen and Freddie Mercury Biopic Trailer

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a film about the rock band ‘Queen’ and its lead singer Freddie Mercury that has been in the making since 2010 and now, finally, we’ve been given our first look at the biopic’s music-filled teaser-trailer.

Mr. Robot’s Remi Malek plays the iconic British singer, songwriter, and producer – the late Freddie Mercury, who is still considered by many as one of the most versatile musicians of all time.

A Dexter Fletcher-directed film, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ follows the evolution of Queen and its flamboyant vocalist from the band’s inception in 1970 right up to the group’s ‘Live Aid’ performance in 1985.

Fletcher, actually, took over the film’s directorial duties a week after original director Bryan Singer fell from grace following numerous on-set issues and unexplained absences.

Filming of Bohemian Rhapsody, actually, came to a grinding halt early last December when Singer took an extended Thanksgiving holiday.

Singer’s failure to return to the set was explained by his representative as “a personal health matter concerning Bryan and his family,” at the time.

“Twentieth Century Fox has temporarily halted production of Bohemian Rhapsody due to the unexpected unavailability of Bryan Singer,” said a studio spokesman in a statement, as was reported by BBC News.

The Hollywood Reporter had insider information that the film’s producers and Malek had had enough of Singer’s habitual late-coming on the set, while another source told the magazine that a cinematographer had to fill in as director during one such unexplained absence.

Fletcher, best known as director of the ski jumper Eddie Edwards’ biopic, ‘Eddie the Eagle,’ saw the film through in its final two weeks of filming, taking care of reshoots and post-production issues, and much more, to ensure the film’s timely release scheduled for later this year.

The film’s first teaser trailer, released on May 15 along with the official poster, gives a glimpse of that 15-year period the biopic spans.

Watch the teaser here.

And here’s the first official poster of the film.

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On April 27, Twentieth Century Fox posted a couple of stills from the film, both featuring the man responsible for band’s hits like Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and Somebody to Love, to name but a few.

The first picture shows Mercury (Malek) on the Wembley Stadium stage in a scene depicting the band’s unforgettable performance at the 1985 fundraising event ‘Live Aid’ for relief of the Ethiopian famine that took 400,000 lives between 1983 and 1985.

The second photo features Malek’s Mercury together with bandmate Brian May, played by Gwilym Lee.

However, the first glimpse of Malek as Freddie Mercury was provided by Entertainment Weekly on the star’s 71st birth anniversary on September 5, 2017

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Explaining his striking resemblance to the Queen’s star performer, Malek told the weekly:

“When you’re able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror, it’s a very affirming moment.”

The film’s official synopsis explains the biopic as a “foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.”

The synopsis goes on to say that “the film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.”

The trailer is, basically, a mashup of some of the bands most famous hits, including Killer Queen, We Will Rock You, and Another One Bites the Dust, not to forget Bohemian Rhapsody.

The trailer is, basically, a mashup of some of the bands most famous hits, including Killer Queen, We Will Rock You, and Another One Bites the Dust, not to forget Bohemian Rhapsody.

“The only thing more extraordinary than their music is his story” are the words that hit the screen during the brief trailer.

At a panel at the CinemaCon in April, Malek spoke about his initial reactions to his bagging the role of the legendary singer.

“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.

Main Cast

  • Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury
  • Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon
  • Aidan Gillen as John Reid
  • Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor
  • Lucy Boynton as Mary Austin
  • Tom Hollander as Jim Beach
  • Gwilym Lee as Brian May
  • Aaron McCusker as Jim Hutton
  • Michelle Duncan as Shelly Stern
  • Ace Bhatti as Bomi Bulsara – Freddie’s Father
  • Max Bennett as David

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