Rami Malek is taking a BIG step outside of his Mr. Robot role to step into the shoes of the most iconic rock’n roll legend of all time. Freddie Mercury. The film went through a few rough patches with the role of Mercury needing to be re-cast (it used to be Sacha Baron Cohen) and even some butting of heads between the remaining members of Queen and the films writers. That is all in the past now and we FINALLY have our first trailer for “Bohemian Rhapsody“!
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I’m STOKED for this movie! I love me a good biopic and, even more than that, I love a good music movie! Hopefully this manages to give me the best of both worlds, but I will say that I have some worries about the film.
It looks like they’re just dubbing in ACTUAL Queen music during performances. I don’t like this. Yes, it doesn’t get more Queen than hearing Queen, but that’s not the point. It’s about giving the feeling of realism. WE know that Rami Malek isn’t Freddie Mercury, but when we watch the movie, we have to suspend disbelief. When they’re recording “We Will Rock You”, it shouldn’t sound like the finished product. It wasn’t produced yet, or mixed or pressed. It should sound like people recording a song. There are some rumors that Malek actually DID sing the parts, or some, for the movie, but nothing has been confirmed 100% and this trailer doesn’t make me think he did. I hope that’s not the case.
What I do know is that this movie looks quite good and Malek looks JUST like Freddie! Perfect casting! We’ll know more on November 2nd when “Bohemian Rhapsody” hits theaters!
— The Middle Show with Darren Worts