Dexter Fletcher to direct 'Bohemian Rhapsody' after Bryan Singer's firing

Dexter Fletcher to direct 'Bohemian Rhapsody' after Bryan Singer's firing

Shooting is due to resume next week.

However, there's some question of whether or not Dexter will be able to add "Bohemian Rhapsody" to his growing list of film credits, given that Bryan Singer had all but completed principal photography on what he described as his "passion project" when his contract with Fox was unexpectedly terminated.

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.

After Singer was sacked from the film for his unreliability and reports of tensions on the set, he ultimately chose to leave the studio altogether after, he claims, they wouldn't allow him time to take care of his ailing mother.

Representatives from Fox have now confirmed that Fletcher, who helmed films such as Eddie the Eagle and Wild Bill, will replace Singer.

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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 USA to deal with "pressing health matters concerning one of my parents". This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health.

Bohemian Rhapsody will star Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) as Freddie Mercury, legendary frontman of the band Queen.

Malek, who plays Mercury, also reportedly complained to the studio, 'charging Singer with not being present on set, unreliability and unprofessionalism, ' said The Hollywood Reporter. "While, at times, we did have creative differences on set, Rami and I successfully put those differences behind us and continued to work on the film together until just prior to Thanksgiving".

Bohemian Rhapsody stars Malek as Mercury, Ben Hardy as drummer Roger Taylor, Gwilym Lee as lead guitarist Brian May, and Joe Mazzello as bass guitarist John Deacon.

Nevertheless, his swift replacement could help the film remain on track for a Christmas 2018 release date.

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