Queen 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Biopic Replaces Director Bryan Singer With Dexter Fletcher

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Diciembre 8, 2017

Directing duties for Bohemian Rhapsody, the Freddie Mercury film biopic, have been taken on by Eddie the Eagle's Dexter Fletcher, after the firing of Bryan Singer.

With Bryan Singer gone, Fletcher has now stepped in.

Nominated for a BAFTA Film award for his 2011 directorial debut "Wild Bill", Fletcher is an accomplished actor-turned-director who has starred in numerous film and theatre adaptations throughout his career.

Singer, on the other hand, denies any allegations of unprofessional behavior during the film's production.

Singer was sacked from the set on Monday, Dec. 4.

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Singer was sacked from the high-profile project on Monday this week over reported absences and alleged conflicts with actor Rami Malek, who portrays Freddie Mercury in the film.

The film has been shooting in London; on December 1 studio Twentieth Century Fox confirmed that due to the "unexpected unavailability" of Singer, the production had been put on hold. For Fletcher, working on the Queen movie will serve as practice for the Elton John biopic he's attached to direct. While some reports attributed his absence to clashes with the film's star, Rami Malek, Singer himself downplayed any discord, and explained he simply needed to take some time off to deal with a family matter involving his mother's health.

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas Day 2018.

Bohemian Rhapsody also stars Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, Joseph Mazzello, Allen Leech, and Lucy Boynton.

It is unknown whether Fletcher or Singer will be listed as the director of the movie in the credits, Deadline reported.

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