SASHA BARON COHEN WILL NOT DO THE FANDANGO IN FREDDIE MERCURY BIOPIC

Posted 9 months ago

By Jason Wentworth

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – It probably would have been quite the spectacle to watch: Sasha Baron Cohen as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a movie. But it looks like that won’t happen now. Cohen has pulled out of the project. Deadline.com says the reason is creative differences with Queen over the shape the project would take. Cohen wants the movie to be rated R, while the surviving members of Queen want it rated PG-13. The musicians also disagreed with some of the writers and directors Cohen wants to bring aboard the project.