Once Sacha Baron Cohen left the Freddie Mercury biopic he was slated to star in, the comedian spoke to Howard Stern, stating his exit came after facing creative differences with Queen's Brian May. Cohen wanted to make a movie focusing on Mercury's "wild" life, but the band wanted to focus on how the band carried on following Mercury's death. But now, Brian May has fired back in an interview with The Mail, by stating that Cohen told "untruths" about Queen's intentions with the film. "Why would he go away and say that we didn’t want to make a gritty film," May asked. "Are we the kind of people who have ever ducked from the truth? I don't think so." He also called him "an arse."

May also shared that they've finally come up with a storyline for the forthcoming film and are currently looking for a director, and of course, the lead role "We’re hoping Ben Whishaw will do it. He's fabulous - a real actor." Shade.