Queen Star Denies Sacha Baron Cohen Will Star in Freddie Mercury Biopic

Queen guitarist Brian May has denied reports that Sacha Baron Cohen is back on board the Freddie Mercury biopic, and insists that his manager was joking when he confirmed the news. Cohen originally agreed to play the late Queen frontman, but dropped out due to creative differences with the band’s remaining members, and actor Ben Whishaw was subsequently linked to the role.