According to a recent tweet from the BBC, that once heavily buzzed Freddie Mercury biopic is probably getting nixed.
The film (which was being produced in part by one Robert DeNiro) once featured Sacha Baron Cohen attached to the Mercury role, but the comic actor pulled out from the project, citing creative differences with the living members of Queen (who maintain partial control over the script and directorial choices). With Cohen officially removed from the film, screenwriter Peter Morgan told the BBC that the film is “probably not going to happen.”
Bummer. HUGE bummer. But since the project hasn’t been officially axed, we can still hold out hope.