The first trailer has been released for Bohemian Rhapsody; the highly anticipated biographical musical drama about the rock band Queen and their iconic front man Freddie Mercury, that focuses on the period from the bands formation up until their legendary performance at Live Aid in 1985.
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 film has actually been in the making since 2010, but a host of directorial, productional and cast changes, which included Dexter Fletcher leaving and then returning years later as director, and Sasha Baron Cohen leaving after being cast as Mercury, delayed it numerous times.
In the end when the dust settled, and the film was fast-tracked by 20th Century Fox the final cast consisted of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Gwilym Lee as Brian May, and Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon.
Both May and Taylor served as the films music producers.
With a scheduled UK release date of October 24th you can view the first trailer below, and for more information please see the official website here.