Sacha Baron Cohen Won't Be Returning to the Queen Biopic After All
So Sacha Baron Cohen is NOT going to direct or star as Queen’s prestigious frontman Freddie Mercury in a biopic.
Last Thursday, the band’s manager, Jim Beach, sparked excitement among fans with some comments: he said Baron Cohen had returned to the project and would even do more than just star in it.
Here’s the catch: Beach was totally kidding.
Mercury died of AIDS back in 1991 at the age of 45 and it was recently confirmed after plans for the movie were discussed over the past seven years.
Cohen was first rumored to play singer Freddie Mercury way back in 2007. After several writers and directors were cycled through the project, it became clear that Cohen’s vision and the band’s were not in sync. In 2013 he officially left the role.