Friday, June 19, 2009
Bruno wants Sir Elton
Sir Elton John has rejected Sacha Baron Cohen's request to use 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' in Bruno.
According to The New York Times, Cohen wanted to play the Lion King track in a scene where his flamboyant Austrian fashion guru takes part in a cage fight, then pulls down his opponent's trousers and kisses him.
Cohen's efforts to clear the song for use in the film were turned down by John and copyright owners Disney, with both objecting to its use in such a risqué scene.
However, John has reportedly agreed to let Cohen use another of his songs towards the end of the movie.
Bruno, Cohen's eagerly-awaited follow-up to his 2006 hit Borat, opens in cinemas on July 10.
- Digital Spy