Bryan Singer Replaced By Dexter Fletcher On 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Lawrence Kim
December 7, 2017

With Bryan Singer out, 20th Century Fox has tapped filmmaker Dexter Fletcher to direct "Bohemian Rhapsody", a biopic about Queen out December 25 next year. Filming is expected to resume next week, just days after Bryan was let go for his unreliability and frequent absences.

The 51-year-old actor and director has helmed films such as "Eddie the Eagle" and "Wild Bill" and is now set to restart production on the Rami Malek-led biopic after Singer, 52, was sacked by 20th Century Fox, Deadline report. The new director certainly has less experience in the job, but there's every reason he'll do it justice. He also acted in films such as Kick-Ass and Stardust.

British rock group Queen at Les Ambassadeurs, where they were presented with silver, gold and platinum discs for sales in excess of one million of their hit single "Bohemian Rhapsody", which was No 1 for 9 weeks. 'But Fox would not permit me to do so because I needed to temporarily put my health, and the health of my loved ones, first'.

When Singer's firing was announced, it was reported that "Mr Robot" star Rami Malek, who stars as Mercury in the movie, had complained to the studio about the director's "unprofessionalism" - with the pair reportedly involved in a number of altercations.

The "X-Men" filmmaker has claimed his services were "terminated" by the studio after he asked for some time off to go back to the U.S. to deal with "pressing health matters concerning one of my parents".

Much about Singer's exit remains speculative, but the director apparently failed to return to the set after Thanksgiving holiday, which forced the studio to stop production.

The cast also includes Allen Leech as Mercury's personal manager Paul Prenter, Ben Hardy as Taylor, Gwilym Lee as May and Joe Mazzello as John "Decay" Deacon, the bassist and composer who handled Queen's financial dealings.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is now slated for a release date of December 25, 2018.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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