Thursday, October 25, 2018

Queen stream final video trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody biopic

Queen are streaming the final video trailer for their upcoming biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, ahead of its arrival in cinemas on November 2.

The clip highlights Rami Malek’s appearance as Freddie Mercury while tracing the history of the legendary UK band up to their iconic 1985 performance at Live Aid.

"We shot the most iconic performance in rock history - Queen playing at Live Aid - on day one," Malek recently told ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel. “Our first shot was the four of us coming out onto Wembley Stadium stage as the members of Queen."

The actor was selected for the lead role by Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor who, Malek says, were often on set to help oversee the production; it was their support that gave him additional confidence about bringing the late singer’s life to the big screen.

"The greatest honor, I think, from playing someone like Freddie Mercury,” explains Malek, “is getting the acceptance of [his] legendary bandmates."

Mercury passed away in 1991 at the age of 45 due to complications from AIDS.

Queen recently released the companion soundtrack album to the film, which mixes classic live and studio tracks with previously unavailable performances from Live Aid.

See also:

VIDEO: Queen preview We Will Rock You from Bohemian Rhapsody biopic
Queen to premiere Bohemian Rhapsody film at Wembley Arena
Queen to release Bohemian Rhapsody film soundtrack
VIDEO: Rami Malek discusses Freddie Mercury role in Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody biopic
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