Dexter Fletcher Named New 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Director

December 7, 2017
Director Dexter Fletcher attends the 'Eddie The Eagle' New York screening at Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas in New York, NY, on February 23, 2016.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dexter Fletcher has signed on as the new director of the upcoming Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Fletcher will be replacing Bryan Singer, the film's previous director who was let go this week after reportedly failing to return to set after Thanksgiving and clashing with star Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury).

This isn’t the first setback to hit Bohemian Rhapsody. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Bruno, etc.) was originally cast as Freddie Mercury in 2010, and while Queen guitarist Brian May denied it, Cohen reportedly backed down following a dispute with the band.  

Fletcher, who directed the movies Eddie the Eagle and Wild Bill and acted in Stardust and Kick-Ass, will join the Bohemian Rhapsody team when production continues next week.