Dexter Fletcher to replace Bryan Singer on Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody

Faith Castro
December 10, 2017

Fletcher, an English actor and filmmaker, is no stranger to the movies, according to Entertainment Weekly.

In announcing the shutdown last week, producers Fox, New Regency and Graham King initially said filming was being suspended because of Singer's "unexpected unavailability".

The film has about two weeks left in shooting. According to reports, production for the movie is going to resume next week in London, where it ended because of the conflicts Singer had with actor Rami Melk (who portrays Freddie Mercury) and because of his failure to follow certain rules.

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After director Bryan Singer was sacked from directing the upcoming Queen biopic called Bohemian Rhapsody, it seems that Fox has already found a replacement to finish the production of the movie. With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the United States to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents.

The director continued, "This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health". Now, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that director Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) has been hired by 20th Century Fox to take over. Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services.

Joining Malek in the biopic are Gwilym Lee of Jamestown as guitarist Brian May, Ben Hardy of X-Men: Apocalypse as drummer Roger Taylor, and Joseph Mazzello of The Social Network as bassist John Deacon. Fletcher will continue to oversee the film through post-production as well with Fox aiming to keep its Christmas Day 2018 release date.

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