The inevitable Queen / Freddie Mercury movie seems to have dragged on forever. Sasha Baron Cohen signed on to play the late, impossibly legendary frontman, and subsequently dropped out in 2016. Finally, the project was revived, only to have director Bryan Singer bow out, due to sexual harassment allegations.
Now, with Brit Dexter Fletcher at the helm, and Mr. Robot star Rami Malek playing the Queen singer to striking effect, the first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody has arrived – and it…will…rock you. Pay special attention at 1:13 in, as Malek’s Freddie snarks at an uptight record company exec, who is complaining about the length of a song: “I pity your wife if you think six minutes is forever.”
It positively gave us chills.
Bohemian Rhapsody arrives in theaters November 2. We are counting down the days.