After years and years of putting this project together and everyone knowing that Sacha Baron Cohen is the perfect person to portray the former lead singer of Queen, it is all over now, at least for Sacha. No matter how hard he tried, he clashed repeatedly with the other members of Queen who have script and director approval. Sacha wanted a realistic version of Freddie's life and his script was going to be rated R. The band wanted something very family friendly that would gloss over anything bad or negative. No matter how much they tried to work things out, neither side would budge and Sacha has finally just walked away. This is a crusher. I'm not sure you can find someone who can play that part like Sacha could. He has been wanting to play this part forever. I think it would have been a much better movie Sacha's way and I think he was thinking Oscar. think the members of Queen were hoping for it to be turned into a family musical on Broadway after the movie's release.