20th Century Fox has released a teaser trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen movie starring Rami Malek (Mr. Robot, Short Term 12) as frontman Freddie Mercury.
The movie follows the ups and downs of the band on their path to one of the greatest concert performances of all time. You can read an official synopsis for Bohemian Rhapsody and see the first trailer and a poster below.
Back in January we saw a pair of sizzle reels for a couple of Netflix’s upcoming original titles, The Crown and The Get Down…which would also work as a single title people would be curious to learn more about.
The Get Down has already been released, but The Crown still has a little over a month before its arrival. Until then, Netflix has released a new trailer for the series, which follows the reign of Queen Elizabeth II beginning in 1947.
Netflix has released trailers for a pair of their upcoming series, titled The Crown and The Get Down.
The Crown is created by Peter Morgan, who has previously worked on the scripts for The Queen, The Last King of Scotland, The Other Boleyn Girl, Frost/Nixon, The Damned United, Rush, and others. It’s a biographical story about the British royal family. The Get Down is created by Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, Australia, and The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann and Shawn Ryan, who’s credited as creator/showrunner or producer on series like The Shield, Last Resort, The Unit, Lie to Me, and Terriers.
You can see who’s starring in the two series and watch the trailers below.
Rush Director: Ron Howard
Screenwriter: Peter Morgan
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel BrÃ¼hl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 122 Minutes
Release Date: September 27, 2013
Academy Award winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon) reunites with writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), on Rush, a film about the ’70s rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
Rush stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) as English playboy James Hunt and Daniel BrÃ¼hl (Inglourious Basterds) as Niki Lauda, a methodical Austrian racing driver and brilliant mechanic.
We found out that Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen was going to play Freddie Mercury, the late great singer of the band Queen, back in 2010. But now, sadly, the actor has been forced to walk away from the project.
Cohen brought in two-time Academy Award nominee Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) to write the script, and he had been looking for potential directors to take on the biopic. Unfortunately he could never find approval from the remaining members of Queen, who have final say on both the screenplay and director. According to sources, it was this same final say from Queen that also ultimately led to Cohen’s departure. While he was aiming to make a more mature, R-rated tell-all about Mercury, Queen seems determined for the movie to be a more family-friendly PG-rated biopic.