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Sacha Baron Cohen drops out of Freddie Mercury biopic

Sacha Baron Cohen has abandoned the long-gestating Freddie Mercury biopic due to creative differences with the surviving members of Queen, Deadline reports. According to the article, Cohen had hoped to make a gritty, R-rated feature that examined Mercury’s life in accurate detail. Meanwhile, Mercury’s former bandmates wanted a PG, family-friendly pic with few blemishes. Yeah, […]

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Sacha Baron Cohen still set for Freddie Mercury biopic

The much anticipated Freddie Mercury biopic is still on the schedule for Sacha Baron Cohen and will begin production in 2012, confirms Cinema Blend. Producer Graham King established the project’s status in a recent interview for his latest film with long-time collaborator Martin Scorsese, Hugo (in which Baron Cohen has a supporting role). King said of […]

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Sacha Baron Cohen to play Freddie Mercury

Sacha Baron Cohen has signed a deal to star as Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic of the Queen front man. According to Deadline, screenwriter Peter Morgan (The Queen – how fitting!) will pen the film, which will likely focus on the band’s formation, leading to their Live Aid appearance in 1985. Production is expected […]

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