At long last, Queen fans can feast their eyes -- and ears -- on the first trailer for biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," featuring Rami Malek's take on iconic frontman Freddie Mercury, and the creation of the titular tune.
The trailer is basically Queen and Mercury personified: big, loud, over-the-top, and insanely entertaining. Many of the film's major musical sequences were shot as if they were taken from an actual concert, and that energy is palpable, especially when coupled with Mercury's/Malek's soaring vocals (the actor did some of his own singing, in addition to using existing Mercury recordings) and flamboyant stage theatrics.
We already knew that Malek was the perfect visual fit for the late singer, but this clip proves that he's truly the best man to embody Mercury's spirit, imbuing the part with the frontman's signature swagger and winking charm. One scene focused on Queen laying down the recording for "Bohemian Rhapsody" features guitarist Brian May (Gwilym Lee) playing the song's signature melody, then asking Mercury what's next.
"This is when the operatic section comes in," Mercury cheerfully declares.
"Oh. The operatic section. Yeah," a bemused May replies.
That offbeat choice is just a microcosm of what the band would bring to music, and a good indication of what kind of behind the scenes details the film will offer fans. We can't wait to see more.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" will rock you in theaters on November 2.
Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Surrounded by darker influences, Mercury decides to leave Queen years later to pursue a solo career. Diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s, the flamboyant frontman reunites with the group for the benefit concert Live Aid -- leading the band in one of the greatest performances in rock history. Read More