20th Century Fox has just released the first full trailer of Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic about the legendary band Queen and their lead singer Freddie Mercury.
The long-gestating film has been in the works for more than 7 years, initially starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Mercury. After the British actor left the project in 2013, he was replaced by Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek. Due to health issues, the director Bryan Singer was also replaced midway through production by Dexter Fletcher, creating further delays.
But finally, here it comes: Bohemian Rhapsody is due for release on October 24. The exhilarating trailer gives us a taste of what we can look forward to, as some of Queen’s major hits play in the background and Malek gives a well studied impersonation of Freddie’s mannerisms. We can only hope this film will honor the memory of Mercury with a tribute at the height of his legend.