“We’re four misfits who don’t belong together, playing for other misfits,” says Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) in the final trailer for the upcoming Queen-celebrating film Bohemian Rhapsody. The preview, focusing on the band’s rollercoaster rise to stardom, dropped Thursday (Oct. 25).
The trailer opens with Mercury slowly putting on sunglasses in front of a mirror as doubts from others echo in his mind. The scene fades into a montage of vibrant outfits, crowded shows, dancing fans and music business meetings as the rock band’s 1981 “Under Pressure” collaboration with David Bowie plays in the background.
The excitement takes a hardship-ridden turn midway. A reporter questions Mercury on his sexuality, music executives doubt Queen’s future as a band, and impulsive decisions breed internal struggles. Despite this, the rockers push through to the end in unity. By bonding together and believing in their mission, the members are seen sharing in their self-created, life-changing musical phenomenon alongside stadiums of fans.
In addition to Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody stars Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon and Lucy Boynton as Mary Austin. The thrilling rock journey film opens in theaters Nov. 2.
Watch the final trailer below.