Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer Starring Rami Malek


After a handful of production problems that culminated in the firing of director Bryan Singer, the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is finally nearing completion and this week we have the first teaser trailer to prove it. Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) plays Queen frontman Freddie Mercury while Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee and Joseph Mazello play band members Roger Taylor, Brian May and Jon Deacon respectively. For the most part this looks like a fairly straightforward and formulaic biopic, but hopefully the music, the performances and the strength of Mercury’s story can help overcome that. Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) took over the director’s chair from Bryan Singer and the screenplay was written by The Theory of Everything writer Anthony McCarten. Bohemian Rhapsody hits theatres on a very Oscar-friendly release date of Nov. 2nd; check out the first trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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  • pcch7

    Malek looks almost like a parody, not sure about this at all based on this

  • Puzzy Cutz

    Well, a parody is an imitation taken to a comedic level. Since this is “almost like a parody” I guess that means its been taken to perfect level of imitation without stepping too far.

    I agree they did a great job on the appearance of the band!

  • Lori Cerny

    This is not a slam against Malek, but this looks like shit.

  • pcch7

    It also means “a feeble or ridiculous imitation”, so your assumption as to what I meant is incorrect. Never assume.

  • pcch7

    Took the words out of my mouth.

  • devolutionary

    lol, as a coworker once told me. “Ass-u-me” makes an “ass” out of “u” and “me”. ;)

  • Jake

    “looks like a fairly straightforward and formulaic biopic”

    This is what Sacha Baron Cohen was trying to avoid, and why he ended up leaving the project. He wanted to show the darker aspects of Mercury’s life but the band members didn’t want any of it, they just wanted a normal biopic. I also think he said something like the band wanted a good chunk of the movie to focus on the them after Mercury passed away. Can’t seem to find an article, but think he might have talked about this on an old Howard Stern interview.

  • Matt the Kiwi

    Damn you lot are hard to please – cut me and I bleed Queen; that’s how I would describe my level of fandom for this band and I think it looks amazing. Like the band members, I had no desire to see a film that focused mainly on the darker aspects of Freddies life as that wouldn’t give a full picture of this complicated, contradictory, shy but larger-than-life perfectionist. I saw “Queen” in concert earlier this year and the cast has nailed May and Taylors mannerisms and speech (not to mention the look!). Can’t wait.

  • Puzzy Cutz

    Never assume, always judge harshly before seeing the movie. Yes, my wise friend.

  • pcch7

    Are you telling me he’s not actually gonna look like that in the film? Cause I’m pretty sure the trailer is a true indication of what Malek is gonna look like and that’s all the judgement I’ve made..

  • pcch7

    That’s right =)

  • saddler20uk

    I have the utmost respect for Freddie and I’m not that much of a Queen fan but this really seems like a damage limitation version to appeal to the masses. Freddie appeared complicated. This film? Not so much….

  • Facebook User

    Don’t know about the darker aspects but I heard about a chunk of the intended film focusing After Freddie. Which I can believe as I remember seeing May at tribute concert after Freddie’s death and he gets up on stage and sings some new song and I remember thinking how clueless can someone be. It’s a freaking Tribute Concert! nobody wants to hear your middling tripe. You were in Queen FFS – do a Queen Song. It’s not rocket science. If you have no class – fake it for Christ’s sake.