First ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Trailer Featuring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury Released
It's killer, Queen fans! 20th Century Fox have revealed the first trailer for the highly anticipated Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, featuring plenty of Mr. Robot actor Rami Malek as the charismatic frontman Freddie Mercury.
The trailer, seen above, opens with Mercury doing his famous call-and-response with the crowd showing off his vocal range and shots are quickly interspersed showing the singer's look at different points in his career. Meanwhile, the footage from the film is soundtracked by a mash-up of songs from Queen's career, with the "Another One Bites the Dust" infamous bass line providing the base while lyrics from "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Killer Queen" and more find their way into the mix.
Queen fans will likely be enthused by the recreation of the band's famous Live Aid set and the trailer also showcases a bit of the behind-the-scenes of how "Bohemian Rhapsody" came together.
The film's synopsis reads as follows: "Bohemian Rhapsody is 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 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. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day."
In addition to Malek, the film stars Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander and Mike Myers. Look for Bohemian Rhapsody hitting theaters Nov. 2.
In related news, the film's creators have offered an interactive element to the promotion for the film, allowing fans to sing along to "Bohemian Rhapsody" and possibly have their voice included in the movie. Head here to learn more about the "Put Me in Bohemian" promotion.
The combination of vocal range and stage presence made Freddie Mercury the resounding choice to top our Top 66 Best Hard Rock and Metal Frontmen list, while guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon also fared well in the history of rock for their contributions.
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