See the movie trailer for Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
The first full movie trailer for the long-awaited biopic on Queen and Freddie Mercury, "Bohemian Rhapsody," has been released.
It stars Rami Malek of "Mr. Robot" fame as the band's flashy lead singer. Mercury died in 1991.
The film has been in the works since at least 2010, according to The Guardian newspaper, when Sacha Baron Cohen was supposed to play Mercury. He left the project in 2013 citing “creative differences,” The Guardian said, with Mercury’s former bandmates.
The project ran into further difficulties when its director, Bryan Singer, was fired after reportedly taking too much time off for “health concerns”. Eddie the Eagle director Dexter Fletcher was drafted in to replace him midway through production.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" focuses on the making of the 1975 hit single "Bohemian Rhapsody." Mike Myers makes an appearance as a music executive who complains that the song is too long: "It goes on forever! It's six bloody minutes!," as the trailer shows.
The movie also follow's Queen's rise to fame and its 1985 Live Aid performance at London's Wembley Stadium, which is still considered to be one of the greatest rock performances ever, according to CBS News.