With Bryan Singer officially out of the picture, producers of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has named Dexter Fletcher as the film’s new director. Singer was fired from the production on Monday following unexplained absences from the set.
Fletcher is best known for directing films such as Wild Bill and Eddie The Eagle. Filming is expected to resume next week with Fletcher at the helm.
Rumours of Singer clashing with the film’s star Rami Malek were running rampant, although the director denied them.
“Rumors that my unexpected departure from the film was sparked by a dispute I had with Rami Malek are not true,” Singer said. “While, at times, we did have creative differences on set, Rami and I successfully put those differences behind us and continued to work on the film together until just prior to Thanksgiving.”
Singer also stated that he left the production to take care of an ill family member, and that FOX had refused to give him the time off. Whatever the case, Bohemian Rhapsody must go on. Fletcher has some work to repairing public perception of this production.