At long last, Queen fans can feast their eyes — and ears — on the first trailer for biopic “,” featuring ‘s take on iconic frontman Freddie Mercury, and the creation of the titular tune.
The trailer is basically Queen and Mercury personified: big, loud, over-the-top, and insanely entertaining. Many of the film’s major musical sequences were shot as if they were taken from an actual concert, and that energy is palpable, especially when coupled with Mercury’s/Malek’s soaring vocals (the actor did some of his own singing, in addition to using existing Mercury recordings) and flamboyant stage theatrics.
Wethat Malek was the for the late singer, but this clip proves that he’s truly the best man to embody Mercury’s spirit, imbuing the part with the frontman’s signature swagger and winking charm. One scene focused on Queen laying down the recording for “Bohemian Rhapsody” features guitarist Brian May (Gwilym Lee) playing the song’s signature melody, then asking Mercury what’s next.
“This is when the operatic section comes in,” Mercury cheerfully declares.
“Oh. The operatic section. Yeah,” a bemused May replies.
That offbeat choice is just a microcosm of what the band would bring to music, and a good indication of what kind of behind the scenes details the film will offer fans. We can’t wait to see more.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” will rock you in theaters on November 2.