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    Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:59:44

    Freddie Mercury Biopic Loses Director - Sacha Baron Cohen quit last year

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    The Freddie Mercury biopic has hit another snag. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who was PERFECTLY SUITED to play the late, flawless frontman of Queen, exited the production last year due to creative differences. Now, director Dexter Fletcher has peaced out.

    Fletcher joined the project late last year, and Skyfall actor Ben Whishaw was cast to play the singer and to replace SBC.

    But Fletcher, who has also acted, is already out, and for the same reason as Cohen.

    Surviving Queen members Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon are serving as co-producers on the film, but word is that while they loved Cohen and he reciprocated, they wanted to make a more family-friendly film.

    Will the Freddie Mercury biopic ever see the light of day?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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