Queen Biopic Finds New Director After Bryan Singer Firing

Mia Galuppo | December 07, 2017

Eddie the Eagle director Dexter Fletcher has replaced Bryan Singer on the Queenbiopic Bohemian Rhapsody after the director unexpectedly disappeared from the film's London set for a number of days and was ultimately fired from the project. Fox made the announcement Wednesday.

The studio let Singer go from the project on Monday.

Sources said at the time the decision came amid an escalating clash between Singer and Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek and was caused by the filmmaker going missing from set that led to a production shutdown Dec. 1. The film, which stars Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, has been shooting in London.

After exiting the project, Singer denied he had acted unprofessionally. Singer claimed the studio refused to allow him to tend to "a gravely ill parent" as well as to 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," he 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."

Graham King's GK Films banner is producing Bohemian Rhapsody, which is slated for a Dec. 25, 2018.

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This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.

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