Teaser trailer released for long-awaited Freddie Mercury biopic starring Mr. Robot star Rami Malek.
Finally, the first trailer for the biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been released. The character of Jim Hutton, Mercury’s County Carlow boyfriend, played by Aaron McCusker is featured in the long-awaited teaser trailer.
The movie will finally be released on Nov 2, 2018, with, “Mr. Robot” star, Rami Malek playing Mercury. McCusker, is most famous for his role as Jamie Maguire in the United Kingdom version of the tv series “Shameless”.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” chronicles the years leading up to Queen's memorable performance at Live Aid in 1985.
The movie had many hiccups – at the very least losing the director Brian Singer who was fired for going AWOL and losing Sacha Baron Cohen who was to play the lead.
The teaser was released in May 2018 with the statement:
“Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who 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, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.”
Mercury’s Irish boyfriend, Jim Hutton, was a hairdresser from County Carlow. He was a key figure in Mercury’s life. The couple were together for six years before Mercury’s death. Hutton was the Queen front man’s carer and was by his side when he lost his life to AIDs in 1991.
Their relationship was largely private and only because known to the public through Hutton’s book, “Mercury and Me”, which chronicled their relationship. Hutton passed away in 2010, from cancer.
* Originally published in May 2018.