By: Todd Betzold
Rami Malek has shined on Mr. Robot, but he is about to take on a whole different role, as he will star as Freddie Mercury in the Bohemian Rhapsody movie. This is the biopic about Freddie Mercury and Queen, the legendary British band he fronted. We have our first look at Rami as Freddie, as the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer dropped today!
For this new biopic, the official synopsis for Bohemian Rhapsody is here:
"Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. Facing a life-threatening illness, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day."
The trailer gives us a look at some of the biopic and how they will recreate some of their concerts and iconic outfits. It does not show us how the movie will show us how Freddie Mercury handled coming to terms with being gay, as well as the group’s fervent denials that Mercury was suffering from AIDS. This was the case for the members of Queen, even up until Mercury's death in 1991 from complications of the disease. There is hope in the trailer that these will be handled well, but I am sure we will get more looks into this before the movie hits theaters.
Check out the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer here:
Bohemian Rhapsody premieres in theaters on November 2.