Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) will play Freddy Mercury

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jenviea wrote:
Dec 4th, 2017 5:24 pm
Absentee director Bryan Singer fired but they're still close with about 2 weeks filming left

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat- ... os-1063977
Singer is pushing back by issuing his own statement

Bohemian Rhapsody is a passion project of mine. With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the U.S. to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents. This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health. Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services. This was not my decision and it was beyond my control. Rumors that my unexpected departure from the film was sparked by a dispute I had with Rami Malek are not true. While, at times, we did have creative differences on set, Rami and I successfully put those differences behind us and continued to work on the film together until just prior to Thanksgiving. I wanted nothing more than to be able to finish this project and help honor the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen, but Fox would not permit me to do so because I needed to temporarily put my health, and the health of my loved ones, first.

https://www.thewrap.com/bohemian-rhapso ... ck-parent/

Not sure how anticipated this movie was but any press is good press?