The film, starring Rami Malek of Mr. Robot as Mercury, promises a detailed look at the band’s early days and breakout success. A new clip released by 20th Century Fox depicts the band in the studio coming up with the now-legendary arena-rock standard “We Will Rock You,” with guitarist Brian May (portrayed by Gwilym Lee) and Malek’s Mercury figuring it out:
Here’s the film’s official trailer, as well:
Bohemian Rhapsody is shaping up to be quite a cinematic experience, judging by these early glimpses …
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.