After Firing Bryan Singer, The Queen Movie Has A New Director

After Firing Bryan Singer, The Queen Movie Has A New Director

I can't, but surely it has happened before today, when 20th Century Fox announced that Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) will replace Bryan Singer as the director of the Freddie Mercury movie Bohemian Rhapsody.

The studio began canvassing for replacement directors even before Singer went AWOL after Thanksgiving, sources said.

Fletcher has previously directed Eddie the Eagle for Fox and Wild Bill. The payday will be big, but it will be very hard for another filmmaker to get directing credit on the film.

Singer was sacked from the set on Monday, Dec. 4.

Singer, however, accused Fox of not letting him have time off the project to deal with health issues for one of his parents.

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"I needed to temporarily put my health, and the health of my loved ones first", Singer said in a statement, The Wrap reported.

Stay with The 405 for more on Bohemian Rhapsody. He added, "This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio's decision to oust Singer came after a growing conflict between Mr. Robot star Rami Malek, who's playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, and the director, apparently over Singer's frequent absences from the set. Fletcher will continue to oversee the film through post-production as well with Fox aiming to keep its Christmas Day 2018 release date.

Singer, on the other hand, denies any allegations of unprofessional behavior during the film's production.

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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