"Bohemian Rhapsody"Film Replaces Bryan Singer With Dexter Fletcher As Director

December 7, 2017

After escalating on-set tension with the cast and crew, frequent abscences, as well as previous allegations of sexual misconduct, director Bryan Singer had been fired from the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

It is being reported that 20th Century Fox has announced the film's new director, Dexter Fletcher. Fletcher, who has acted in films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Kick-Ass and The Elephant Man, has also taken charge as director for films like WIld BillSunshine of Leith and the Michael "Eddie" Edwards biopic Eddie the Eagle. 

With Fletcher on board, production for Bohemian Rhapsody will resume as scheduled.

Singer, on the other hand, denies any allegations of unprofessional behavior during the film's production. He then accused the studio of refusing to grant him leave in order to care for "a gravely ill parent" as well as his own health. “I wanted nothing more than to be able to finish this project and help honor the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen," Singer said in a statement, "but Fox would not permit me to do so because I needed to temporarily put my health, and the health of my loved ones, first."