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Sacha Baron Cohen Will Not Portray Queen's Freddie Mercury in Movie

Sacha Baron Cohen Will Not Portray Queen's Freddie Mercury in Movie

Sacha Baron Cohen is will not portray the late Queen singer Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic.  The actor signed on for the movie years ago, but is apparently not seeing eye to eye with the other members of Queen, according to Deadline.

The issue is apparently "creative differences."  Cohen wants a dark, R-Rated tell-all that is centered around Mercury.  The band wants a PG type movie.

Freddie Mercury died in 1991 of AIDS-related pneumonia.  The movie is still planned to go ahead with another actor in the role of Mercury.

 

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