If you love all things Queen, or live for the eccentric genius that is the late, great Freddie Mercury, then this teaser trailer of their biopic will rock you.
The teaser trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody was released by 20th Century Fox, and it’s a banging good preview of what we’re hoping to see from this upcoming movie, which looks at the rise of the legendary band and the decline of Mercury, its lead singer.
I mean, if hearing “Another One Bites the Dust” doesn’t get you excited, I don’t know what will.
Here’s what the teaser is all about, per the report by The Hollywood Reporter:
From arguments about Mercury’s decision to include an “operatic section” on Queen’s 1975 smash “Bohemian Rhapsody” to sold-out shows in front of packed stadiums, the teaser shows how the band fought to survive as Mercury seemed to spiral out of control.
Here’s the teaser in question:
How legit does this look, guys?
Rami Malek plays Freddie Mercury, and he does a solid job portraying the role – he pretty much nails the late musician’s British accent, appearance and mannerisms. Not to mention he’s got the muso’s hard-partying lifestyle down pat.
Joining Malek for the ride are Ben Hardy [playing drummer Roger Taylor], Joseph Mazzello [playing bass guitarist John Deacon] and Gwilym Lee [playing lead guitarist Brian May]. Directing the film will be Dexter Fletcher, who replaced original Bryan Singer after he was fired.
The film will be released on November 2 this year in the US, but we’ll keep you die-hard Queens clued up on when it’ll hit South Africa.
The teaser is only but a small taste of what’s to come, but Brian May reportedly watched the film and “is confident that Mercury — who died of HIV/AIDS at age 45 in 1991 — would have approved” of the content. Hell, May was said to have been brought to tears when he watched it.
High praise, indeed, from one of the princes of the universe himself.
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