Watch the first trailer for Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody


No person better embodies the lyrics to one of Queen's final songs as a band than Freddie Mercury, the glamorous, tragic figure at the center of this biopic that's played here by Rami Malek.

The first full trailer for the Freddie Mercury biopic has broken free.

Bohemian Rhapsody tells the story of the group up to the point the band played Live Aid at London's Wembley Stadium in 1985.

It first went off the rails in 2013, when Sacha Baron Cohen departed the iconic role of Freddie Mercury after his "warts and all" approach for the project was rejected by Queen guitarist Brian May.

Singer, who was then replaced by "Eddie the Eagle" director Dexter Fletcher, said at the time that the studio did not permit him to tend to an ill family member.

The first trailer for the much-anticipated Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has dropped, and while Mr. Robot star Rami Malek is a ringer for the Queen front man - often shirtless, in tight trousers, and sporting that signature moustache - the trailer telegraphs his queerness only in a blink-and-you-miss-it moment.

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The project further hit a roadblock after director Bryan Singer, was sacked after reportedly taking too much time off for "health concerns".

The 90-second trailer also gets the enigma around the band correct with some really good background score selection.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Rami Malek talked about seeing himself in full Freddie Mercury hair and makeup for the first time past year.

The band's Brian May and Roger Taylor are involved in the project. Also starring are Lucy Boynton, Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers.

The film is running a promo campaign where you can record your own version of the "Bohemian Rhapsody" vocals and it might be included in the film.