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Sacha Baron Cohen isn't playing Queen's Freddie Mercury in biopic after all

If you were excited to hear the latest Freddie Mercury biopic news, we’re sorry but we have to disappoint you.

Queen’s manager raised hopes that the film was finally back in production after ‘confirming’ that Sacha Baron Cohen was back on board to star as the late rock star. 274 more words

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Brian May says Freddie Mercury biopic announcement was merely a joke

It was announced yesterday that Sacha Baron Cohen had rejoined the long in the making biopic about Freddie Mercury and would be the writer, director and star in the film. 227 more words

Now Sacha Baron Cohen Isn't Returning To The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Yesterday’s widely reported story about Queen manager Jim Beach’s confirmation that Sacha Baron Cohen had returned to the Freddie Mercury biopic as writer, director, and star has come undone. 231 more words

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Sacha Baron Cohen Won't Star in Freddie Mercury Biopic

UPDATE: It appears we might have gotten excited over nothing—Queen guitarist Brian May posted on his website that the band’s manager Jim Beach was just throwing in “a small joke” when he claimed that Sacha Baron Cohen had officially signed on to the long-delayed project. 278 more words

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Update: Sacha Baron Cohen will not write, direct,  and star in new Freddie Mercury biopic

The on-and-off again biopic about Freddie Mercury starring Sacha Baron Cohen seems to be back in progress. Cohen, last year, had reportedly left the project… 243 more words

Killer Queen: Sacha Baron Cohen to Write, Direct, and Star in Freddie Mercury Biopic

The band was interested in a PG-version of the rock star’s life, while Cohen had hopes for a gritty R-rated tell-all.

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Back On

It seems as though Sacha Baron Cohen will in fact star, write and produce a Freddie Mercury biopic after all.

  • Two years ago, Cohen had creative differences with other Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor leading to Cohen stepping aside.
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