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Freddie Mercury biopic set for release at last, first trailer unveiled

By | Published on Wednesday 16 May 2018

Freddie Mercury

In production since roughly the middle of the Bronze Age, it appears that Freddie Mercury biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ will be out later this year. A release date has been announced – 24 Oct – and a trailer pushed out onto the internet.

The troubled production has churned through various directors and lead actors over the years. In December last year, Dexter Fletcher returned to direct the film (having previously dropped out in 2014), after Bryan Singer left the project on acrimonious terms.

With old Fletch back on board, things finally seem to have got on track, allowing ‘Mr Robot’ star Rami Malek to take on the role of Mercury. Although being cast in that role didn’t 100% fill Malek himself with confidence.

“One thing I will say is, when I got this role, I thought, ‘Oh my God, this could be a career-defining performance'”, he said at the recent 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. [Mercury] is, without a doubt in my mind, the greatest performer that has existed”.

So this is make or break for Malek! It’s always good to throw a little jeopardy into the proceedings. Will he ever work again after this? Well, see what you can deduce from this quick cut trailer: