While Bohemian Rhapsody is being touted as the biopic of the band, Queen, the first trailer puts all attention to frontman Freddie Mercury. Rami Malek, who is criminally underrated as an actor, steps into the shoes of the late rock star, and, what they say in cinema, becomes the character.
The first trailer of Bohemian Rhapsody released today and it surely will rock you. The brief trailer touches many subjects from Freddie’s and Queen’s reigning years. We get to see how Freddie told his lead drummer Roger Taylor, played by Ben Hardy, that “there’s only room in this band for one hysterical queen”. We also see the inception of the iconic song We Will Rock You in the trailer. Freddie talks about making a song that the audience could sing along. As the claps imitating the signature tune of the mentioned song gets louder, a montage of Freddie’s life is played on screen. We also get a hint that this movie will also touch upon the subject of his sexuality and his AIDS diagnosis.
We can’t express how Rami fits the bill. The resemblance is uncanny. And he is shining with his acting talent. “When I got this role, I thought, ‘Oh, my God, this could be a career-defining performance.’ And about two minutes later, I thought, ‘This could be a career killer,’” Rami has said. “I’m not kidding. You don’t get this right and it’s trouble.” he added.
Bohemian Rhapsody is titled after Queen’s most popular ballad of the same name. The movie also stars Lucy Boynton, Mike Myers, Gwilym Lee, Tom Hollander, Joseph Mazzello, Ben Hardy, Aidan Gillen and Allen Leech.
Now, that is a movie we all should be waiting for. Stay tuned to BollywoodLife.