Print Edition - 2018-05-17  |  Life & Style

Queen biopic trailer whets fans’ appetite

- BBC, LONDON

May 17, 2018-

The first full-length trailer for Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has finally arrived. The movie stars Rami Malek as frontman Freddie Mercury—and it’s fair to say there’s a pretty strong resemblance.

Sacha Baron Cohen was originally set to star as Mercury but left the project in 2013 over “creative differences.” The trailer reveals the debates around the release of Bohemian Rhapsody, as we see the band’s manager questions the song’s six-minute length. The trailer also sees Brian May (played by Gwilym Lee) look surprised when Mercury tells him there’s an operatic section in Bohemian Rhapsody. Mercury’s response to the classic track being too long is to quip: “I pity your wife if you think six minutes is forever.”

The rest, as they say, is history.

The film has had a difficult journey with the film’s original director, Bryan Singer, replaced by Eddie the Eagle filmmaker, Dexter Fletcher. The trailer also shows a brief glimpse of a fight in a recording studio.

Published: 17-05-2018 07:33

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