Rami Malek Stuns Critics As Freddie Mercury In Bohemian Rhapsody Movie
July 19, 2018 UDOU TEAM
A new trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody movie was recently released. In the preview, Mr Robot star Rami is unrecognizable as he’s transformed into the famous showman, who tragically died on 24th November 1991 at the age 45 due to complications from AIDS.
In the trailer, Mercury attends Brian May (Gwilym Lee) and Roger Taylor’s (Ben Hardy) show while they were performing as Smile. “I enjoyed the show,” Mercury says. “I also, I write songs.” Turns out their lead singer had just departed, Mercury becomes their singer and so begins their transformation into Queen.
The Bohemian Rhapsody movie trailer also pivots back and forth between scenes from the band’s early days and its superstardom. And like many recent biopics, it gets period details perfect, from the clothing, hairstyles, incidental objects in a scene while taking traditional biopic liberties with reality.
Not only does Rami Malek have Mercury’s stage moves down, from the aggressive glam of the band’s early days to the butch fist-pumping of his ‘80s incarnation, he’s got his drop-dead humor as well. In one scene, the actor portraying drummer Roger Taylor is about to throw a bottle. “Roger, there’s only room in this band for one hysterical Queen,” Malek deadpans.
The trailer also hints at Freddie’s battle with AIDS, after Brian May warns he should ‘slow down,’ and as their manager asks for more time, he replies: ‘What if i don’t have time?‘ leading up to the inevitable conclusion, which we have not yet seen depicted in the film, of the singer’s AIDS-related death in 1991.
“Here’s a man that would sing ‘We Are The Champions’ in an arena to thousands of people and they’re all singing it back to him,” Malek told Rolling Stone of Mercury. “His ability to unify people, no matter who they are, was so far ahead of it’s time. I can’t think of anyone else that was capable of that.”
Bohemian Rhapsody movie, also starring Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers, is out on 20th Century Fox on November 7 in the Philippines. It’s gonna be a long wait, you guys, but at least the long wait for its trailer is done!