20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for the upcoming musical drama Bohemian Rhapsody.
The film, which stars Mr. Robot actor Rami Malek as the late Freddie Mercury, is set for release in the UK on October 24 and will chronicle the 15-year period between the band’s formation and their famous performance at Live Aid at Wembley Stadium in 1985.
The film has been written by Anthony McCarten – but its original director, Bryan Singer, was fired towards the end of filming in December 2017 and replaced by Dexter Fletcher, who helmed the biopic for the remainder of filming and in post-production.
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. T
hey 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.
While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, 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.