At long last, the official teaser trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody — the Queen biopic starring 'Mr. Robot' star Rami Malek as frontman Freddie Mercury — has finally been revealed. The movie, which hits theaters on November 2nd, chronicles the formation of the iconic glam-rock group — comprising Mercury, Brian May (Gwilym Lee), Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy), and John Deacon (Joseph Mazzello) — as well as their rise to fame; their legendary set at the Live Aid 1985 concert in London will serve as the film's climax.
Iconic Queen cuts featured in the trailer include "Killer Queen," "Another One Bites the Dust," "We Will Rock You," and of course, "Bohemian Rhapsody" itself.
Speaking of "Bohemian Rhapsody," 20th Century Fox has launched a contest inviting fans to record their finest rendition of the iconic song on a mobile device, for the chance to have their voices featured in the film. Head to PutMeInBohemian.com to enter, and good luck with those high notes!
The first Bohemian Rhapsody trailer arrives in the wake of numerous delays and recastings going back seven years. Sacha Baron Cohen signed on to play Mercury in 2011, but stepped down from the role two years later, citing creative differences with the members of Queen. Explaining the comedian's departure in a 2013 interview with Rolling Stone, guitarist Brian May said the band was concerned Cohen's presence in the movie would be "very distracting," going on to call him an "arse."
Malek stepped in as Cohen's replacement in 2016. Director Dexter Fletcher was a late addition, as well; his predecessor, Brian Singer was fired late last year due to repeated absences from the set during filming.