Fox has released the second trailer for the Freddie Mercury and Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The first trailer was released back in May.
Starring Rami Malek as Mercury, the film looks like it will be yet another conventional biopic covering the ups and downs of the rock legend. However, it does look like Malek is embodying the frontman. Check out the latest trailer below.
As far as biopics go, this one looks traditional. We see struggling musicians whose music won’t be played on the radio. However, their rebellious streak pays off when a music executive takes a chance on them. However, fame and fortune get the better of some of them. The film looks like it will also explore Freddie’s ambiguous sexual orientation and his death. And yet, despite all of that, the music still sounds great.
Maybe that’s the kind of mindset we should be in going into Bohemian Rhapsody.
With all the early praise, based on these trailers, that Malek is getting, it looks like the actor may be in the running for a few awards. It’s no surprise considering that the film’s release is set in the heart of awards season. But the film does have a bit of a troubled production history. Director Bryan Singerwas let go due to disputes with Malek, and was subsequently replaced with Eddie the Eagle director Dexter Fletcher.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
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. 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.
Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, and Mike Myers also star.
Bohemian Rhapsody opens in theaters on November 2, 2018.