VIDEO: Rami Malek Tries Not to Crack Under Pressure as Freddie Mercury in Final ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Trailer
Queen biopic’s new teaser is set to the band’s legendary collaboration with David BowieOctober 26, 2018
20th Century Fox has dropped a final trailer for its Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” starring “Mr. Robot” actor Rami Malek as the band’s larger-than-life frontman Freddie Mercury.
Whereas the film’s first few clips teased the band’s meteoric rise to the top, the latest trailer (above) concerns itself primarily in how Freddie and his bandmates will cope with their abruptly realized fame and fortune. Set to “Under Pressure”—the band’s famed collaboration with rock icon David Bowie—the clip showcases both the highs and the lows of superstardom, from recording hits in the studio and performing in front of thousands to fighting with record labels and fielding invasive questions from reporters.
It also attempts to shed light on how the band managed to connect so deeply with their fans. “We’re four misfits who don’t belong together, playing for other misfits and the outcasts right in the back of the room,” Malek as Mercury explains at one point (above). “I’m pretty sure they don’t belong either; we belong to them.”
“Bohemian Rhapsody” co-stars Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, and Joseph Mazzello as Mercury’s bandmates Roger Taylor, Brian May, and John Deacon, respectively. It also features “Game of Thrones” star Aidan Gillen as manager John Reid, Lucy Boynton as Mercury’s muse Mary Austin, and “Wayne’s World’s” Mike Myers.
Malek has been getting early praise for his role in the film, he isn’t the only big-name entertainer doing justice these days to Mercury’s songs and vocal stylings—Stern Show co-host Mrs. Robin Quivers recently proved she is also quite capable of belting out the band’s most beloved ballads.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” opens in theaters Nov. 2.