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We see the four musicians getting “experimental” in a desperate move to create music people want to play on the radio. What comes from that effort is a discography of classics, from the movie’s namesake “Bohemian Rhapsody” to later hits "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions.” Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, and Joseph Mazello play Queen members Roger Traylor, Brian May, and Jon Deacon, respectively.
True to real life, as the trailer progresses the crowds grow larger, the outfits crazier, and the drama thornier. As the band's success grows, questions about Mercury’s personal life take center stage. Though some previously expressed concern that this film would downplay the famous singer’s sexuality, a glimpse at this clip should put those fears to rest.
And if you haven’t seen it, check out the first trailer here.
Like Queen’s success, the road to this film’s release hasn’t been easy. Bohemian Rhapsody began production with X-Men director Bryan Singer, who was fired after causing production delays and fighting with Malek on set. Dexter Fletcher later stepped in to helm the film, though Singer is still being credited as the director.
As the press release reads: "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."
Bohemian Rhapsody hits theaters via 20th Century Fox on Nov. 2.