Rami Malek will rock you as Freddie Mercury in the new Bohemian Rhapsody trailer. Here are some cool things to know about the upcoming Bohemian Rhapsody movie.
If you didn’t get chills watching that Bohemian Rhapsody trailer than you may need to fire up the old Spotify and get some new friends. That Queen mash up and dizzying shots at Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury are nothing less than mesmerising.
November 2nd can’t arrive soon enough. Here are a few things you should know before rocking out so hard on opening night that you’ll still be recovering well after 2019 has arrived.
1 – Rami Malek will do his own singing
The stones on Mr. Malek. Portraying one of the all time greatest artists is tough enough. But to actually SING in an attempt to match Mercury’s voice is going for the gold (or immediate banishment from the Hollywood and the music scene).
This isn’t some drunk karaoke performance in a dive bar in some unknown corner of the world, Rami. It’s only your career if you don’t nail this. NBD.
That being said, if his performance in Mr. Robot is any indication, he’ll do just fine.
2 – Dexter Fletcher replaced Bryan Singer as director
Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) relieved Bryan Singer (Superman Returns) of his directing duties on Bohemian Rhapsody due to various reasons. Usually that’s the death knell for a movie of this magnitude, but since he was attached to direct the film as far back as 2014, there’s still hope they cobbled together something great.
If rumors are true and Singer and the cast clashed on set, then it’s a good thing he was fired. A tumultuous set can make a lowly princess out of Queen.
3 – Brian May and Roger Taylor were involved during filming
You can’t have a Queen movie without the input of Brian May and Roger Taylor. No way, no how.
It’s always a good sign when you have members of the OG crew giving you notes. Getting the thumbs up from these two has to be the most amazing feeling ever. They’re the Rotten Tomatoes of music so if they say it’s cool, it’s cooler than cool. Ice cold.
4 – Mike Myers will pop up in the film
Schwing!! Getting Wayne Campbell in the Bohemian Rhapsody movie is awesome news for SNL fans.
Who he will be playing is still a mystery but it’s a perfect reunion of Queen and Myers on the big screen – if only for just a moment. And if he actually sings the title song? Mama mia!!
5 – Queen’s iconic performance will be brought back to life
Wembley Stadium, 1985. Live Aid, one of the biggest and most televised fundraising events at the time was the scene for Queen’s most iconic moments ever. Also the one that really captures classic stadium rock at its best.
Seeing that on big screens once again will be a true delight, and from the looks of the trailer, they may have nailed it.
It’s sure gonna be a long wait for November! Get that playlist started and polish off your best Mercury dance moves off! This tribute is gonna be a champion at the holiday box office this year.
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