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The Bohemian Rhapsody trailer for the upcoming Queen biopic just dropped, and it looks bloody amazing. Not only do the costumes and art direction dazzle the eye, but it also features an electrifying mashup of Queen’s biggest hits.
The film reportedly begins in 1970, when Queen’s frontman Freddy Mercury teamed up with his bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor and goes until the band’s performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before the singer died of complications from AIDS.
The film will also likely cover Mercury’s coy relationship with his sexuality in the press. While he publicly admitted to some same-sex encounters during his younger years, he never came out in the press and reportedly distanced himself from his longtime partner Jim Hutton while in public.
The film was shot in London and stars actor Rami Malek as legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Ethnically speaking, Malek (who was born to Egyptian parents) makes a fitting choice to play Mercury since Mercury was of Persian and Indian descent. (That is, both have Middle Eastern roots.)
Though Bohemian Rhapsody will only be Fletcher’s fourth film, we’re not worried. His three films have all done well at the British box office, and critically, too. In fact, Wild Bill even has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and Cinemascore viewers gave Eddie the Eagle an A rating.
Here is the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer:
Queen’s lead guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor are serving as the film’s executive music producers, which means the redone songs and film score will probably rock us, too. In fact, the vocals in the film will be a combination of Mercury’s voice with Malek’s.
“We’re going to use Freddie as much as possible and use myself as much as possible,” Malek has said.