20th Century Fox just provided the first teaser trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody starring Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. Along with the release of the teaser trailer, Fox announced Queen fans are being offered a chance to have their voice included in the movie. Per the studio, fans are invited to record their “Bohemian Rhapsody” rendition by visiting PutMeInBohemian.com on a mobile device.
In addition to Rami Malek, the Bohemian Rhapsody cast includes Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers. Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) took over as director after Bryan Singer left the project.
Commenting on the film during production, producer Graham King stated, “This film has been 8 years in the making but I truly believe that it’s been worth it, because I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished. The movie is a true celebration of Queen’s music and a tribute to one of the greatest frontmen of all time: Freddie Mercury. Breaking through stereotypes and expectations, Freddie dared to change everything – believing in himself and his music.”
Fox has set an awards season premiere date of November 2, 2018.
The Plot: Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie 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, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, 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.