Freddie Mercury lives! And he lives in the body of Rami Malek who features as the exuberant Queen lead singer in the first trailer for biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.
Malek, best known for his role in Mr. Robot, will star as Mercury despite Sacha Baron Cohen originally being cast in 2010 but leaving the project in 2013 due to “creative differences” with Mercury’s former band mates. Guitarist Brian May went on to label Baron Cohen “an arse”.
The project later faced issues when original director Bryan Singer was dropped due to spending too much time away with health issues. Eddie the Eagle director, Dexter Fletcher, was then drafted in midway through production.
Despite all the troubles the movie faced, we have finally been treated to the first taste of what is to come and judging by the new trailer, Malek looks like the perfect fit for the role.
Check out the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody below, which hits UK cinemas this November!