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Watch: First trailer of Freddy Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” released

Mr Robot's Rami Malek plays the iconic singer and frontman of Queen

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

The first trailer for the Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was released on Tuesday.

With Mr Robot‘s Rami Malek starring as the iconic singer, the film will depict the rise of Queen to superstardom and also show the struggle of Mercury throughout his battle with AIDS.

The film has been a work in progress since 2010 and was originally set to feature Sacha Baron Cohen in the lead role. However, Baron Cohen cited “creative differences” with Mercury’s former bandmates and left the movie in 2013.

Further complications arose when director Bryan Singer was fired halfway through production for “unreliable behavior.” Reports last year suggested he had fought with Malek, and failed to return to the set after Thanksgiving. He was eventually replaced with Eddie the Eagle director Dexter Fletcher.

The film will be released in the United States on November 2nd, almost 27 years after Mercury’s death. Watch the trailer below:

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