Rami Malek looks convincing as Queen singer Freddie Mercury in the “Bohemian Rhapsody” trailer
The trailer itself which has already got over 5 million views on Youtube, gives fans a moment to gush over.”This is when the operatic section comes in,” a grinning, wide-eyed Rami Malek tells the actor playing Queen guitarist Brian May after he dishes out the solo to their classic hit, and the movie’s namesake, “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Another scene shows a music executive grumbling about how the 6-minute rock opera goes on “forever”, two which Malek issues a witty quip.
Malek looks the part as Freddie Mercury, donning some flamboyant costumes that the Queen frontman was known for, as well as pulling off his powerful, charming personality with apparent ease.
The trailer also shows scenes from the famous 1985 Live Aid concert, which Brian May claims was “the greatest day of our lives”.
Produced by Brian May and Queen drummer Roger Taylor, the biopic was first announced in 2010 and was set to star “Borat” star Sasha Baron Cohen, but fans had to wait for almost a decade as the project stayed in the pipeline for the longest time. Freddie Mercury remains one of the most celebrated musicians today, despite his death in 1991 due to complications caused by AIDS.
The movie also stars Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor and Joseph Mazzello as bassist John Deacon. “Game Of Thrones” fans will also have something to look forward to as Aiden Gillen, who played the cunning Petyr Baelish in the show.