Trailer of Freddie Mercury's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' out

A screenshot from the Backpacker Board website

A screenshot from the Backpacker Board website. Source RNZ

20th Century Fox and Regency Entertainment released the first major promotional trailer for the upcoming film, Bohemian Rhapsody, and it's a masterful display of pitch-perfect editing set to the unforgettably iconic tunes to one of the most transcendent rock bands of the 20th century. The film follows the rise of Queen with Mr. Robot's Rami Malek playing frontman Freddie Mercury.

Bohemian Rhapsody was written by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything) and also stars Game of Thrones veteran Aidan Gillen.

Malek bares a striking resemblance to Mercury and seems to have studied his moves to a tee too.

It's good to finally see the film coming to fruition.




In an interview with a U.S. radio station, Baron Cohen said the band wanted the death of Mercury to take place in the middle of the film, and for the second half of the film to follow the afterlife of the band.

":He was living an extreme life style - debauchery - I mean there were stories of little people with plates with cocaine on their heads walking around parties", he said. Bohemian Rhapsody is directed by Eddie the Eagle's Dexter Fletcher, who took over from Bryan Singer (X-Men) who was sacked mid-production.

It imitates the turbulence of the band as well as their success as one of the most infamous bands in the history of music.

Bohemian Rhapsody will be in New Zealand cinemas in November.

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