Ready for Freddie? A new trailer for "Bohemian Rhapsody" debuted today and Rami Malek is ready to rock you as Freddie Mercury.
The biopic follows Farrokh Bulsara as he changes his name to Freddie Mercury and joins guitarist Brian May (Gwilym Lee) and drummer Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) to form Queen. They go on to fame and glory, though Freddie's private life and sexuality become a target for the press.
The trailer, of course, has snippets of the band's greatest hits, from the titular song to the anthem "We Are the Champions" to "Another One Bites the Dust."
The project has been a troubled one, with original director Bryan Singer getting fired after failing to show up to shoot for several days. He is still credited as the director, but Dexter Fletcher stepped in to finish the film.
Here's the official synopsis:
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie 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. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" opens in theaters November 2.
Freddie Mercury -- the lead singer of Queen -- defies stereotypes and convention to become one of history's most beloved entertainers. The band's revolutionary sound and popular songs lead to Queen's meteoric rise in the 1970s. After leaving the group to pursue a solo career, Mercury reunites with Queen for the benefit concert Live Aid -- resulting in one of the greatest performances in rock 'n' roll history. Read More