Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer At The Helm Of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Dexter Fletcher has replaced Bryan Singer as the director of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Dexter Fletcher has replaced Bryan Singer as the director of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”

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. It's possible that Singer's days as a Hollywood power player are numbered. Production on the film will resume in the United Kingdom next, so reports The Wrap.

This week, X-Men director Brian Singer was dismissed from the Freddie Mercury biopic on which he'd been working.

Now that a new director has been hired, filming is expected to pick back up next 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.

It remains to be seen how much of Bohemian Rhapsody will be Fletcher's and his much of it will be Singer's.

Bohemian Rhapsody is still slated for a December 28th, 2018 release.

It was necessitated, of course, after Singer failed to return to the set in London following the Thanksgiving holiday break. A mere few days later, he was sacked for "unreliability and unprofessionalism", and allegedly even got into a tense confrontation with Malek over his absences. He then accused the studio of refusing to grant him leave in order to care for "a gravely ill parent" as well as his own health. 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.

He added: 'Rami and I successfully put those differences behind us and continued to work on the film together until just prior to Thanksgiving'. Lucy Boynton also stars as Mary Austin, Mercury's muse and lover.

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