Dexter Fletcher is the new director for Bohemian Rhapsody

Dexter Fletcher has replaced Bryan Singer as the director of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Dexter Fletcher has replaced Bryan Singer as the director of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”

EW reports that Dexter Fletcher has been named the new director of the upcoming Queen biopic BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY following the firing of Bryan Singer.

After a start in showbiz with many credits as an actor, Fletcher moved behind the camera for his 2011 directing debut Wild Bill.

Following Singer's frequent absences and reported unprofessional behavior, 20th Century Fox has confirmed the project will resume shooting next week. Fletcher will continue to oversee the film through post-production as well with Fox aiming to keep its Christmas Day 2018 release date.

This week, X-Men director Brian Singer was dismissed from the Freddie Mercury biopic on which he'd been working.

British rock group Queen at Les Ambassadeurs, where they were presented with silver, gold and platinum discs for sales in excess of one million of their hit single "Bohemian Rhapsody", which was No 1 for 9 weeks.

Much about Singer's exit remains speculative, but the director apparently failed to return to the set after Thanksgiving holiday, which forced the studio to stop production.

Variety has the story, noting that Fletcher already has a relationship with Fox, who distributed Eddie the Eagle. With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the U.S. to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents.

The studio's decision to terminate Singer came after an escalating clash between the director and Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek, who is playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. 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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