Freddie Mercury Biopic Gets Dexter Fletcher To Direct
Bryan Singer was fired from Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopoc for former Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Now, the directing duties are in the hands of former actor and now Bafta-nominated director, Dexter Fletcher. He was actually supposed to direct the film to being with, but he left the project in 2014.
Singer’s departure was due in part to his behaviour on set which was said to be “unreliable”. The film as a whole has faced many setbacks ever since it was announced seven years ago in 2010. Singer is disappointed to be exiting the project, and had asked for time off to deal with some family matters. The time wasn’t granted, but it appears Singer took time anyway and was supposedly terminated.
Production should resume next week according to 20th Century Fox and is still projected for a December 2018 release. Rami Malek, best known for his role in Mr. Robot, will be playing Freddie Mercury in the film.
Fletcher, who made his directorial debut in 2011, was nominated for a Bafta Award in the same year for his urban drama, Wild Bill.
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