A biopic based on the life of legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has been in the works for years, with Sacha Baron Cohen previously attached to star before he was forced off the project by surviving band members who disagreed with his vision. Since then, the project has fumbled, with various actors and directors rumored for the biopic, which has made negligible progress since Cohen’s departure. Now it appears that the surviving bandmates have had a change of heart, pulling Cohen back onto the project, this time granting him complete control.
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Let’s go back. Back in time before Paul Feig swooped in to direct an all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot which we’re actually excited about. Back in time to when the long-gestating ‘Ghostbusters 3’ was still a possibility, a sequel that most people didn’t really want. Back here in the land that time forgot, original ‘Ghostbusters’ director and producer Ivan Reitman was planning to helm the long-delayed third installment in the franchise, and according to some recently uncovered e-mails from Sony, we now know what that sequel would have been called—and who might have starred in it.
Fans of Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland,' starring Mia Wasikowska as the lead heroine and Johnny Depp as the eccentric Mad Hatter, now have 'Alice in Wonderland 2' to look forward to on May 27, 2016. The sequel will take Alice on another trippy adventure, and this time she could have to deal with the likes of Sacha Baron Cohen.
As previously reported, Sacha Baron Cohen has been working on a James Bond-style spy spoof over at Paramount, and today we're pleased to relay that the project not only has a title, but a director as well. 'Now You See Me' helmer Louis Leterrier has been chosen to tackle this not-so-top-secret and -- judging by the talent involved -- hopefully very hilarious upcoming new job.
Sacha Baron Cohen dropped out, Daniel Radcliffe was never in talks, so who's next in line to take Freddie Mercury's crown in the upcoming biopic? The band Queen, who's been behind the film every step of the way, has their pick; if everything works out, we could see 'Skyfall' star Ben Whishaw take the lead.
The Freddie Mercury biopic is one of those recent projects trapped in development hell. Though funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen of 'Borat' fame was attached to the lead role for some time, he has since dropped out, leaving the project to its likely demise, according to the film's writer.
Doesn't it seem like 'Anchorman 2' features everyone and their moms in some cameo or another? Recently it was revealed that Liam Neeson, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have joined the already celeb-filled cast and now we know the reason for all this star power. Let's just say, get ready to rumble -- newsmen style.
Sacha Baron Cohen has been attached to star in a biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury for many years now but the project may finally be headed to the big screen. Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper, who worked with Cohen on 'Les Miserables,' is attached to direct the film, which could begin production later this year.
We've known about this Freddie Mercury biopic and Sacha Baron Cohen's tentative involvement for some time now, but thanks to an update from the legendary Queen frontman's former guitarist, we now know it's 100% officially happening.
Sacha Baron Cohen has made a living with spoofing various cultures, races, sexualities, and anything that has a mouth and breathes. His next subject: 'The Lesbian,' a comedy project for Paramount. Paramount and Cohen have spun the wheel of people to offend -- where did they land this time?