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Rami Malek rocks it as Freddie Mercury in first Bohemian Rhapsody trailer

May 16th, 2018 | by Manisha Surange

Rami Malek is seen behind the computer and rocking the mic with style in the first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody.

In the upcoming Queen biopic, the Mr. Robot star will be seen starring in the role of legendary rocker Freddie Mercury.

“One thing I will say is when I got this role, I thought, ‘Oh my God, this could be a career-defining performance,’” Malek recently said at CinemaCon. “And about two minutes later, I go, ‘This could be a career killer.’ I’m not kidding. You don’t get this right, and it’s trouble. He is, without a doubt in my mind, the greatest performer that has existed. I may be a little biased, but when I started to study him, everything I learned about him, watching him, beginning to emulate him… There is no one like this human being. Behind him is one of most prolific bands of all time, and together they’ve created music that not only speaks to us, but I think every generation. It’s imbued in our DNA now.”

After a tough journey to begin the project for the big screen, Bohemian Rhapsody faced many challenges. Initially, after years of being attached to play Mercury, Sacha Baron Cohen left the project over creative differences. Soon after production was stalled due to director Bryan Singer’s “unexpected unavailability,” the filmmaker was fired. Within a few days, English actor and director Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) was tapped as the replacement.

Bohemian Rhapsody, which also stars Mike Myers and Aidan Gillen, will be ready to release in theaters on Nov. 2.

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