As promised yesterday, the first teaser trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody has landed. Playing like a Queen greatest hits record, we get a lot more of Emmy-winner Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) here, teeth and all. Plus, costumes, costumes, costumes. The trailer also makes it clear that this is Freddie Mercury’s story, even if it’s officially sanctioned by Brian May. “The only thing more extraordinary than their music is his story,” the title cards say.
One of the big questions on many people’s minds is how Mercury’s sexuality and death from HIV will be addressed in this major motion picture from a top studio (20th Century Fox). Well, it’s a furiously cut trailer, to be sure, and we only get one fleeting glimpse at Mercury with (or about to be with) another man.
The film hit some turbulence last year when its original director Bryan Singer (X-Men) was fired, reportedly for erratic on-set behavior and missed days, and replaced with Eddie and the Eagle director Dexter Fletcher.
Bohemian Rhapsody also stars Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers and will be released in theaters on November 2nd from 20th Century Fox.
Here is the first trailer.