Queen has broken their silence on Sacha Baron Cohen quitting the role as Freddie Mercury in the movie about the late singer -- or at least drummer Roger Taylor has.

He says, "We felt Sacha probably wasn't right in the end. We didn't want it to be a joke. We want people to be moved."

There were reports that Cohen quit after producers rejected his wishes to portray Mercury warts and all. No word yet on who will replace him.