Here is the trailer for the new Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody (title sucks). This movie has Rami Malek the star of the hit show Mr. Robot playing Freddie Mercury. Most of the footage shown in this trailer are performances and it certainly looks like Malek has Mercury’s larger than life persona down pat. The movie also features Mike Myers for some reason.
Thanks to the me too movement the films original director Bryan Singer, who had been accused of inappropriate behavior with children. He was replaced with Eddie the Eagle director Dexter Fletcher.
The film is said to be focusing on the years up to the band’s performance at Live Aid in 1985. A performance widely considered to be one of the strongest of all time. Mercury was gay and one of the most famous people to die of AIDS in 1991.
The film spent years in development hell as it was first announced back in 2010 with Borat star Sasha Baron Cohen originally attached, but dropped out several years ago because the surviving members of Queen wanted half of the film’s story to take place after Mercury’s death.
What do you think of the first trailer for the Queen biopic?