Posted: 11 April, 2016
Last month, Sacha Baron Cohen went on the record to explain his falling out with Queen and the much-anticipated Freddie Mercury biopic.
According to Cohen, the band had planned to 'kill off' Mercury in the middle of the film.
Quoting the band, Cohen said: "In the second half of the movie we, you know, see how the band carries on from strength to strength."
But that's not how Brian May says it happened.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, May hit back at the Borat actor.
“Sacha became an arse,” May said.
“We had some nice times with Sacha kicking around ideas but he went off and told untruths about what happened. Why would he go away and say that we didn’t want to make a gritty film? Are we the kind of people who have ever ducked from the truth? I don’t think so.
“We decided he wasn’t right for the role for very good reasons, which will become apparent if you watch what he’s done recently. It’s obvious that it wasn’t going to work, him playing Freddie. It wouldn’t suspend your disbelief.”
May is hopeful that English actor Ben Whishaw will take on the role - Whishaw played Q in the last two James Bond films.