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

08 December 2017

Fox has replaced Bryan Singer on Bohemian Rhapsody with Dexter Fletcher, the director of the films Eddie the Eagle and Wild Bill. However, Fox decided 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.

Following Singer's frequent absences and reported unprofessional behavior, 20th Century Fox has confirmed the project will resume shooting next week. Bohemian Rhapsody is still scheduled to premiere on Christmas Day 2018.

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As previously reported, Singer was sacked from the project after failing to show up on the set after Thanksgiving. Vaughn produced Eddie the Eagle for Fox. While Singer disputed that account, he did acknowledge that there were "creative differences" but explained that he that he had to "return to the deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents".

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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. On-set reports also claim that on at least one occasion, the film's cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel had to direct a scene while waiting for Singer. The payday will be big, but it will be very hard for another filmmaker to get directing credit on the film.

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