It looks like Sacha Baren Cohen will not be Freddie Mercury in the planned Freddie Mercury biopic. It was revealed yesterday that the actor had dropped out of the project after creative differences with the band Queen. Probably something like Cohen wanted way more Freddie Mercury cock and asshole in the film than the remaining band members were comfortable with.
After the holographic Tupac at this year’s Coachella, it looks like “holographic” dead performers might be the thing this year. Queen guitarist Brian May recently revealed that an undead Freddie Mercury would be performing with the band later this year during a special performance of the West End musical We Will Rock You.
With Queen looking to go get back on stage, they would need a new lead singer. So to temporarily replace the legendary Freddie Mercury, the group turned to American Idol winner Adam Lambert, who lists Mercury as his idol and main musical influence.