Queen have shared a new trailer for their forthcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The latest clip shows Gwilym Lee as Brian May walking the band through the iconic beat of their 1977 hit ‘We Will Rock You’. You can watch it above.
Lee tells Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury: “I want to give the audience a song that they can perform. Imagine thousands of people clapping in unison.” Malek replies: “What’s the lyric?”
Lee and Malek are joined in the film by Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Joe Mazzello as John Deacon, and Lucy Boynton as Mercury’s lifelong companion Mary Austin.
Bohemian Rhapsody is set to receive its world premiere at London’s SSE Arena Wembley on 23 October, with the official soundtrack out tomorrow, 19 October, via Virgin/Hollywood Records.
Bohemian Rhapsody has been described as a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, the band’s music and Mercury, who 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 and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music — in the process cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
Rami Malek recently spoke of playing Freddie Mercury in an interview with The Guardian.
“It’s an arduous thing to tell someone’s life in just two hours”, he reflected. “What’s the nature of celebrating a life? Definitely not avoiding his death in any way, or what caused his death. But I think if you don’t celebrate his life, and his struggles, and how complicated he was, and how transformative he was – and wallow instead in the sadness of what he endured and his ultimate death – then that could be a disservice to the profound, vibrant, radiant nature of such an indelible human being.”
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