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'Bohemian Rhapsody': Rami Malek rocks out in new trailer

'Bohemian Rhapsody': Rami Malek rocks out in new trailer 'Bohemian Rhapsody': Rami Malek rocks out in new trailer
Stacy Diaz | 15 May, 2018, 18:00

The official poster for Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The trailer looks good, and Malek looks spot-on like Mercury, he really made an incredible transformation.

Along with the release of the teaser trailer, Fox announced Queen fans are being offered a chance to have their voice included in the movie. However, it works more because of nostalgia than the incredible thought process behind making those songs.

In the brief clip, we're given our first glimpse of the band's iconic Live Aid show, while another moment shows Malek as Mercury during the band's formative years.

"I pity your wife if you think six minutes is forever", Rami's Mercury fires back.

The film had its fair share of pre-release controversy, after director Bryan Singer was sacked from the project in December 2017.

The film traces the transformation of young Farrokh Bulsara into one of rock's greatest-ever performers, having formed a band in 1970 with guitarist Brian May (Jamestown's Gwilym Lee), drummer Roger Taylor (X-Men's Ben Hardy) and bassist John Deacon (The Pacific's Joseph Mazzello).

The film will tell the story of Queen's meteoric rise into rock legend, the ways Mercury's personal problems almost destroyed the band, and their triumphant return and now-legendary performance on the eve of Live Aid.

Mike Myers and Tom Hollander will also appear in the film.

Bohemian Rhapsody hits theaters everywhere November 2. Singer released a statement shortly afterward, saying he had taken time off of the film to deal with "pressing health matters" concerning one of his parents, which ultimately took a "serious toll" on his own health.

Malek revealed that May reached out directly via email to let him know that the movie brought the musician to tears, assuring that Mercury would be "proud" of the project.