​WATCH: The First Trailer For Bohemian Rhapsody Is Here

Get excited as 20th Century Fox has finally dropped the long-awaited first trailer of Queen and Freddie Mercury's biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody and it looks pretty epic...

It stars Rami Malek as Freddie, the band's extraordinary lead singer who died in 1991. Rami looks so much like Freddie it's frighteningly uncanny.

The film will show the rise of the iconic rock band, Mercury's spiral into chaos and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid at Wembley Stadium in 1985.

Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Speaking at CinemaCon, Rami said: "One thing I will say is when I got this role, I thought, 'Oh my God, this could be a career-defining performance. 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."

He continued: "He is, without a doubt in my mind, the greatest performer that has existed. I may be a little biased, but when I started to study him, everything I learned about him, watching him, beginning to emulate him... There is no one like this human being.

"Behind him is one of most prolific bands of all time, and together they've created music that not only speaks to us, but I think every generation. It's imbued in our DNA now."

Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

The film has been in the works since at least 2010 and it was Sacha Baron Cohen who was initially playing Freddie.

However he left the film in 2013 citing "creative differences".

Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

The film then ran into more difficulties when director Bryan Singer, was 'fired' after reportedly taking too much time off for "health concerns".

His replacement was Eddie the Eagle director, Dexter Fletcher who joined midway through production.

Despite the drama plagued upon this film, it's finally made it to the finish line and will release on November 2nd 2018.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Haleema Khokhar

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