Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Health Care | By Alberto Manning

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

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

Twentieth Century Fox has rehired Dexter Fletcher to replace Bryan Singer as director of "Bohemian Rhapsody", a biopic on the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. However, Fox chose to make a move after a reported escalating clash between Singer and lead actor Rami Malek, who is portraying Freddie Mercury in the film, over the director's absence from the set.

Bryan Singer fired from the production of the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody over reported clashes and set no-shows.

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.

Singer denied the reports and said through a lawyer that he had asked for time off to take care of his sick mother, an ongoing situation that also had affected his own health.

Singer later issued a statement regarding his departure.

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"Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services", Singer wrote. "This was not my decision and it was beyond my control".

Filming for Bohemian Rhapsody is expected to resume next week.

In spite of the last-minute shake-up, Fox is still looking to release the film in the USA on 25 December 2018.

He added: 'Rami and I successfully put those differences behind us and continued to work on the film together until just prior to Thanksgiving'. Production on the film will resume in the United Kingdom next, so reports The Wrap.

The film, starring Rami Malek, Joe Mazello, Ben Hardy, and Gwilyn Lee, covers a key period in the life of the band Queen, which Mercury fronted.

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