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New Director Hired To Replace Bryan Singer On Bohemian Rhapsody

December 7, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Bohemian Rhapsody Rami Malek

As we previously reported, Bryan Singer was fired from the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody due to alleged issues on the set. Now, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that director Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) has been hired by 20th Century Fox to take over.

Fox fired Singer over unexplained absences from the set, but Singer claimed that the studio refused to give him time off to take care of a sick parent. There were also rumors of issues between Singer and the film’s star, Rami Malek, who is playing Freddie Mercury. The two reportedly patched things up but production shut down last Friday due to Singer not being there. It had been filming in London.

Singer said in a statement: “I wanted nothing more than to be able to finish this project and help honor the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen but Fox would not permit me to do so because I needed to temporarily put my health, and the health of my loved ones, first.

Now that a new director has been hired, filming is expected to pick back up next week. It will be produced by Fox, New Regency and Graham King’s GK Films. It will be released on December 25, 2018.

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