We knew it was likely some of the main action of the upcoming 20th Century Fox Queen biopic film Bohemian Rhapsody would revolve around the recording of the namesake song.
This brand-new clip released today on what would have been frontman Freddie Mercury‘s 72nd birthday gives us a little bit more of a glimpse of the film, as well as the recording of one of the greatest rock songs ever written:
“Can you go a bit higher?”:
Bohemian Rhapsody stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Lucy Boynton as Mary Austin (Mercury’s lifelong companion), Gwilym Lee as Brian May (Queen’s lead guitarist), Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor (Queen’s drummer), Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon (Queen’s bass guitarist), and Aidan Gillen as John Reid (Queen’s second manager).
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
The film is scheduled for a November 2nd, 2018 release date, and the soundtrack will hit on October 19th, 2018.