The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Rami Malek, has found a new director to replace the recently ousted former director Bryan Singer. Dexter Fletcher, director behind the films Eddie the Eagle and Wild Bill, will be taking over the project, THR reports. Twentieth Century Fox confirmed to Pitchfork that production will resume next week. The studio made the announcement just two days after Singer was let go from the film. In addition to his directing experience, Fletcher is an actor whose credits include appearances in the films Stardust and Kick-Ass.
Singer was fired days after production was halted on the project. He claimed that the studio refused to allow him to address his family’s “pressing health matters” and downplayed the role his on-set clashes with Malek played in his termination.
Malek is portraying lead singer Freddie Mercury. In 2010, Sacha Baron Cohen was cast in the role, but later stepped away over an alleged dispute with Queen. Brian May later denied there was any trouble between the band and the actor.
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