Movie makers say that the film will go ahead
Andrew Trendell

13:49 3rd September 2013

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The planned movie biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury is still 'very much alive' claim the producers of the film, despite the loss of leading man, Sacha Baron Cohen.

Earlier this year, the Borat and Ali G star's manager confirmed his departure from the project, stating that his client had quit the move due to 'creative differences'. Cohen had be signed on to star as Mercury since 2010. The biopic is being produced by GK Films. He is believed to have clashed with producers on a number of issues, with fans suggesting a disagreement over the movie's certiicate was the biggest issue between the two parties.

Now Digital Spy report that insiders behind the film have stated that the movie is "still very much alive."

Watch Brian May discuss Sacha Baron Cohen's former role in Mercury movie below

Original Queen member Roger Taylor was confirmed as music supervisor on the movie, while Graham King, Tim Headington, Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal are producing the project alongside Queen Films.

Below: the best ever movie biopics

  • The Buddy Holly Story (Gary Busey as Buddy Holly) - 1978

  • Amadeus (Tom Hulce as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) - 1984

  • Sid & Nancy (Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious) - 1986

  • Great Balls of Fire! (Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis) - 1989

  • The Doors (Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison) - 1991

  • What's Love Got To Do With It? (Angela Bassett as Tina Turner) - 1993

  • Backbeat (Gary Bakewell, Chris O'Neill, Ian Hart, Stephen Dorff as The Beatles) - 1994

  • 8 Mile (Eminem) - 2002

  • Walk the Line (Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash, Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash) - 2005

  • Control (Sam Riley as Ian Curtis) - 2007

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