Magnifico! The trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody has just been released and if the teaser is any indication, Queen's stellar rise to the top will be told just the way Freddie Mercury would have wanted it.
The film will follow events leading up to the band's performance at Live Aid in 1985.
Initial takeaways? Malek, despite looking distractingly like Steven Tyler, seems like a solid choice for the embattled production, which lost both Sacha Baron Cohen and former X-Men director Bryan Singer this fall.
Malek makes for a pretty convincing Mercury dupe once he's in all the right costumes and wigs, bopping around as the energetic frontman.
Bohemian Rhapsody is due for release on 24 October in the United Kingdom, 1 November in Australia and 2 November in the US. Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, Superman Returns, various X-Men movies) was the original director of the film, but was sacked from the film after reportedly being absent from the set several times. The very first picture of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury was released on what would have been the iconic front man's 71st birthday a year ago on September 5th.More news: US, China Still 'Very Far Apart' on Trade - US Ambassador
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Bohemian Rhapsody, which gets its title from Queen's iconic 1975 song of the same name, has been in the works for almost a decade, and creative differences have plagued the project from the beginning. There's a health amount of good footage in this first teaser, but I'm very happy with our first glimpse and I honestly can't wait to see more.
British director Dexter Fletcher took over Bohemian Rhapsody after gay director Bryan Singer was sacked amid on set arguments and Singer's leaving the set to resolve a family health emergency. There were also reports that he clashed with Malek and co-star Tom Hollander.
"I pity your wife if you think six minutes is forever", Rami's Mercury fires back.