Eddie The Eagle director Dexter Fletcher signs up to make Queen film

Angelo Anderson
December 7, 2017

A replacement has now been found for Bryan Singer after he was axed from the "Bohemian Rhapsody" project, with Dexter Fletcher stepping into his shoes. While some reports attributed his absence to clashes with the film's star, Rami Malek, Singer himself downplayed any discord, and explained he simply needed to take some time off to deal with a family matter involving his mother's health.

Singer was sacked by 20th Century Fox after the director went on leave to take care of his parents leading to a halt in production.

Neither Malek nor Singer have publicly commented on the film since Singer's departure and statement. Fletcher, primarily known for his roles in Band Of Brothers, Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels and Layer Cake, previously directed the English crime thriller Wild Bill and the sports comedy biopic Eddie The Eagle, starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton.

"'Bohemian Rhapsody' is a passion project of mine".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, production on the movie will resume next week. This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health. Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services. "This was not my decision and it was beyond my control".

He added: 'Rami and I successfully put those differences behind us and continued to work on the film together until just prior to Thanksgiving'.

Last month, Singer shared a photo on his Instagram of Malek playing the late Queen frontman, captioning it: "Couldn't help myself and had to post this iPhone pic".

The film is now scheduled for release in December next year.

Filming has been taking place in the United Kingdom, with Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee starring as Queen's other members.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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