The first official trailer for the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody dropped on Tuesday.
Unsurprisingly, the sneak peek of star Rami Malek as Queen’s frontman Freddie Mercury is absolutely epic. Malek’s transformation is unbelievable and his portrayal is spot on right down to the look and moves.
The film chronicles the band’s road to fame Mercury’s personal life and the band’s legendary 1985 performance at London’s Wembley Stadium.
After seeing Malek as Mercury it is quite a shock that he wasn’t the first pick for the role. Sacha Baron Cohen was originally cast to play the band’s late frontman, however, left the production due “creative differences.”
“Basically, they wanted to make a movie about the band and I wanted to make it a little more about Freddie,” Cohen told ET in 2013.
The production suffered another setback when director Bryan Singer dropped out due to “unexpected unavailability.” He was replaced by Dexter Fletcher in December 2017.
Bohemian Rhapsody is scheduled to hit theaters November 2.