Bohemian Rhapsody trailer sees Rami Malek transform into Freddie Mercury for Queen biopic

The film is set to chronicle the rise of Queen from 1970, up until the band's Live Aid performance

Clarisse Loughrey
Tuesday 15 May 2018 14:18 BST
Bohemian Rhapsody- trailer

Rami Malek may so far be best known as Mr. Robot's riveting lead, but expect that all to change.

The actor is taking on a musical legend for Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody; attempting to capture the spirit of Freddie Mercury in all his radical, flamboyant glory.

The film is set to chronicle the rise of Queen from 1970, when Mercury first teamed with Brian May and Roger Taylor, up until the band's Live Aid performance; notably cutting the film short, six years before Mercury died of complications from AIDs.

Principal photography initially began with Bryan Singer in the director's chair; he was fired after production halted due to his "unexpected unavailability", with widespread rumours of erratic behaviour on Singer's part.

Singer has denied acting unprofessionally, claiming the studio refused to allow him to deal with “pressing health matters” concerning a parent. Dexter Fletcher, who previously directed the likes of Eddie the Eagle and Sunshine on Leith, stepped in to complete the film.

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