Bryan Singer Fired From Directing The Queen Biopic

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It's still not exactly clear why Bryan Singer was booted off the production of Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic about the legendary British rock band Queen and its frontman, Freddie Mercury, but it seems like the movie is safe with 20th Century Fox naming Dexter Fletcher as its new helmer.

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury (Photo: 20th Century Fox)

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Singer had issues with availability – he was absent from the set, which led to a production shutdown – and was clashing with the lead actor, Rami Malek. 

Now that Singer's not in the picture, we have a new name to memorize. Dexter Fletcher is actually a rather famous British actor who's made appearances in Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass and David Lynch's The Elephant Man. As director, though, he's only worked on three movies: Sunshine on LeithWild Bill and Eddie The Eagle starring Hugh Jackman.

The filming of Bohemian Rhapsody is almost finished, so we imagine that Fletcher's work on the project will be quite minimal. For now, the movie is scheduled for a December 25, 2018 release.

Dexter Fletcher, Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman attend the AOL Build Speaker Series to discuss Eddie the Eagle (Photo: Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic via Getty Images)