'Bohemian Rhapsody': Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer as Director

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It is expected to be released in December 2018 as planned.

Fletcher was originally attached to direct the film, with Ben Whishaw ("Skyfall") in the role of legendary rocker Mercury. Rumor has it that there are only two weeks of shooting left before production is complete and the movie can go in post-production.

Freddie Mercury "Bohemian Rhapsody" Biopic Director Fired was a Top 10 story on Tuesday: (Radio.com) Director Bryan Singer has responded to being fired from the forthcoming biopic about the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, "Bohemian Rhapsody". His no-shows resulted in cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel having to step in to helm some of the days while Singer was absent.

But then Singer did not return to the set after the Thanksgiving break and is believed to have been in the USA for about the last 10 days, according to one source.

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By the early 2010s he was transitioning into directorial duties, steering 2011 prison parolee fatherhood drama Wild Bill, a 2013 adaptation of award-winning musical Sunshine on Leith and 2016 ski-jumping comedy biopic Eddie the Eagle, the last of which was distributed by Fox.

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

The director continued, "This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health". This was not my decision and it was beyond my control.

Starring Emmy-winning Rami Malek of Mr. Robot as Queen's charismatic lead singer Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody charts the band's rise to fame through the 1970s and 1980s.

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