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Why Sacha Baron Cohen Left the 'Queen' Freddie Mercury Biopic

9 March 2016 11:48 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The always-controversial Sacha Baron Cohen made headlines last month after he surprised everyone at the Oscars by presenting as his iconic character Ali G. Now the actor is hitting the promotional trail in support of his new comedy The Brothers Grimsby, which hits theaters this weekend, and the actor also shed some light on why he left the Untitled Freddie Mercury Biopic. During an interview with the Howard Stern Show, the actor revealed that he left the project because he didn't see eye to eye about the direction of the story with the surviving members of Queen. Here's what he had to say about how an unnamed member of the band described how they wanted the story to unfold.

"He goes it's such a great movie, because such an amazing thing happens in the middle of the movie. I said, 'What happens in the middle of the movie?' He goes, »

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Debut filmmaker receives honourable mention at Idyllwild

13 January 2016 4:04 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Richard Wilkins and the cast.

Filmmaker Jed Malone.s debut film The 33rd Wedding.has won an Honourable Mention for Feature Film at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema in California..

Malone, who produced and directed, worked in TV comedy and theatre prior to film, and was nominated for the Mary Austin Award for Best Producer.

"I.m thrilled to be part of this emerging wave of female storytellers", Malone said, "and I can.t wait to do it again."

The no-budget feature shot in Bondi has a cast which includes.Home and Away's Gary Brun,.Crownies'.Christine Callinan and Richard Wilkins in his first feature film gig.

"Richard played the part of a celebrity wedding celebrant, and he was a natural. All those years of hanging out at the Academy Awards really shows!"

The 33rd Wedding was also nominated for Best Editing, Best Ensemble Cast and the Independent Spirit Award. »

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