Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Director Bryan Singer's replacement on Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody revealed

Director Bryan Singer's replacement on Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody revealed

It is being reported that 20th Century Fox has announced the film's new director, Dexter Fletcher.

Singer was sacked Monday after production on the film was suspended due to his absence. Fletcher, who has acted in films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Kick-Ass and The Elephant Man, has also taken charge as director for films like WIld Bill, Sunshine of Leith and the Michael "Eddie" Edwards biopic Eddie the Eagle.

Bryan Singer's replacement revealed after the director was sacked earlier this week. At the time, Ben Whishaw was in talks to portray Freddie Mercury after Sacha Baron Cohen, another actor speculated to star and even write and direct, had walked away at some point in the process.

Singer was sacked from the film because of a pattern of unreliability, culminating in him not returning from the Thanksgiving break and being AWOL for three days.

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Rami Malek stars as rock icon Freddie Mercury in the upcoming film "Bohemian Rhapsody".

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".

The film, about British rock band Queen and its frontman, is expected to be released as scheduled on December 25, 2018.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Singer's ousting from the movie came in the form of a simple statement from the studio, reading, "Bryan Singer is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody". It has also been claimed that Tom Hollander, who plays Queen manager Jim Beach, quit the film at one point because of Singer's behavior.

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