Fox has tapped Dexter Fletcher as the brand new director of the Freddie Mercury biopic.
Fletcher replaces Bryan Singer, who was fired earlier within the week, Twentieth Century Fox Movie informed the Every day Information.
The director, who has additionally labored on “Eddie the Eagle” and “Wild Invoice,” takes over with about two weeks of capturing left on “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Singer vanished from the set of the film, inflicting manufacturing to halt on Dec. 1.
Bryan Singer fired from Freddie Mercury biopic
A supply informed The Information that he was fired for “a sample of unreliable conduct on set” and that the studio needed one other director to complete the film.
Singer, nevertheless, claimed that he was taking good care of certainly one of his mother and father.
“I needed nothing greater than to have the ability to end this venture and assist honor the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen, however Fox wouldn’t allow me to take action as a result of I wanted to briefly put my well being, and the well being of my family members, first,” he stated in a press release.
“‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a ardour undertaking of mine. With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I requested Fox for a while off so I might return to the U.S. to cope with urgent well being issues regarding certainly one of my mother and father. This was a really taxing expertise, which finally took a critical toll alone well being. Sadly, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my providers. This was not my choice and it was past my management.”
The film continues to be anticipated to satisfy its scheduled December 2018 launch.
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