Singer Freddie Mercury (“Mr. Robot” star Rami Malek), guitarist Brian May (Gwilym Lee), drummer Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) and bass guitarist John Deacon (Joseph Mazzello, that kid from Jurassic Park all grown up!) take the music world by storm when they form the rock ‘n’ roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like “Killer Queen,” “Bohemian Rhapsody, “We Are the Champions” and “We Will Rock You” become instant classics. When Mercury’s increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid all the success… and excess.
Salvaged by actor-turned-director Dexter Fletcher after original filmmaker Bryan Singer abruptly left the production (under some pretty suspicious circumstances), the brand-new Bohemian Rhapsody has faced an uphill battle on its way to final cut. After a torturous, years-long development process, the first teaser is finally upon us and… well… it looks like a pretty standard rock biopic. We’re curious to see how the film handle’s Freddie Mercury’s oft-debated sexual orientation. We’ll probably have a better idea of what’s in store for us when a full trailer is released – and we’ll certainly be in line opening night when the film comes to cinemas later this year.
Check out the teaser trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody below! While you’re waiting for the movie, you can always just watch Velvet Goldmine again.