Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Sacha Baron Cohen
 It was never going to work---Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury in a movie to be produced by Graham King and Robert De Niro over which the remaining members of Queen had creative control. 
Rumours have been buzzing for months that the British actor-comedian, who likes to control his projects, would find the combination too difficult.
Freddie Mercury
 Now comes word that he has walked away, citing "creative differences." Apparently the problems were with the rest of the band who did not like Sacha's flaws-and-all interpretation of their former leader, who died  of AIDS in 1991 aged 45.
 Cohen had brought in Peter Morgan to write the script and Oscar winner Tom Hooper, who directed him in Les Miserables, to work on the project. But now he is reportedly pressing ahead with a spy spoof movie he wrote and plans to star in for Paramount Pictures. 

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