Freddie Mercury biopic movie hires new director after Bryan Singer was sacked

Freddie Mercury biopic movie hires new director after Bryan Singer was sacked

After Bryan Singer was sacked from the set of Bohemian Rhapsody, the troubled Queen biopic that's taken an age to get here, a new director has stepped in to take on the reins of the production and get it across the finish line.

20th Century Fox fired Singer allegedly after his repeated absences from the set had caused the studio to temporarily halt production. The new director certainly has less experience in the job, but there's every reason he'll do it justice.

Nominated for a BAFTA Film award for his 2011 directorial debut "Wild Bill", Fletcher is an accomplished actor-turned-director who has starred in numerous film and theatre adaptations throughout his career.

Singer refutes the claims that a chaotic set environment led to his departure; The director released a statement which said he needed time to care for a "gravely ill parent" as well as his own health.

Bryan Singer fired from the production of the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody over reported clashes and set no-shows.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" has actor Rami Malek starring as the legendary singer and shooting for the film was underway in London.

Sacha Baron Cohen had been set to write, direct and star as Mercury since the film was announced in September 2010 but in the summer of 2013 he pulled out of the project, reportedly because he and Queen, who have script and director approval, were unable to agree on the type of movie they wanted to make. Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services.

He added: 'Rami and I successfully put those differences behind us and continued to work on the film together until just prior to Thanksgiving'. The band are, from left to right; Brian May, John Deacon (standing), Roger Taylor and Freddie Mercury (Frederick Bulsara, 1946 - 1991).

It is hoped that Fletcher will be able to get the project back on track for its slated December 25, 2018 release.

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