Sacha Baron Cohen News
4:29 PM 12/3/2013 by Binh Ngo
Given Sacha Baron Cohen's resemblance to Queen's late frontman Freddie Mercury, it's a shame Cohen won't be playing him in the biopic, but he has another project lined up: A spy action-comedy called Grimsby. Cohen and Phil Johnston came up with the story and sold their pitch to Paramount last August.
variety.com – Following the success of his film “Now You See Me,” Louis Leterrier is ready to enter the the world of espionage and is on board to direct Sacha Baron Cohen’s spy-action comedy “Grimsby” for Paramount. Baron Cohen and Phil Johnston sold the film as a pitch to Paramount last August. 2 days 23 hours ago via donnieyen
theguardian.com – Drummer Roger Taylor says they wanted a moving portrayal of their ex-lead singer, which didn't chime with what the Borat star had in mindSacha Baron Cohen quit the much-hyped Freddie Mercury biopic because the late singer's Queen bandmates did not want the film to be "a joke", it has emerged.Baron Cohen walked away from the project in July, reportedly over creative differences with Queen, who are producing. 10 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
bleedingcool.com – I assumed that the departure of Sacha Baron Cohen was going to shut down any progress on the proposed Freddie Mercury biopic and screenwriter Peter Morgan said just this in his recent interview with the BBC. Freddie Mercury biopic writer Peter Morgan has told the BBC the film is “probably not going to happen” now Sacha Baron Cohen has pulled out. 13 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
5:32 PM 7/22/2013 by Binh Ngo
Sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll? The surviving members of the British glam rock band, Queen, are none having any of that. As a result, Sacha Baron Cohen has decided to drop out of the Freddy Mercury biopic he's developing as a starring vehicle, Deadline has learned.
deadline.com – BREAKING… EXCLUSIVE… Sacha Baron Cohen is just not seeing eye to eye with the remaining members of Queen who have script approval over that biopic on iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury. That film had Cohen circling the role but I’ve just learned he’s now pulled out. The reason is that the band wanted to make more of a PG movie while Cohen was counting on a gritty R-rated tell-all. 19 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
variety.com – After seeing success from their cult comedy hit “Klown,” Danish scribes Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam are in negotiations to pen Paramount’s “The Lesbian” starring Sacha Baron Cohen. Story is inspired by Cecil Chao, the Hong Kong billionaire who in September offered $65 million to any man who succeeded in marrying his lesbian daughter. 30 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
comingsoon.net – The Wagner/Cuban Companys Magnolia Pictures announced today that theyve acquired US rights to I Give It a Year , a raucous British comedy written and directed by Dan Mazer, frequent Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator and writer of Borat and Brüno , and produced by Working Title Films ( Love Actually , Bridget Jones's Diary ). 35 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan
fb.indiewire.com – Speculation continues to grow regarding the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic that Sacha Baron Cohen has been attached to for quite some time. The film, which will follow Queen from their early years to their Live Aid performance in 1985, is set up over at Sony and GK Films and development has been slow to say the least. 38 weeks 1 hour ago via jetli