Screencap of Dexter Fletcher conducting an interview with PremiereScene, December 7, 2017 – YouTube/PremiereScene
CAIRO – 7 December 2017: British actor and director Dexter Fletcher has been chosen as the new director for the upcoming “Bohemian Rhapsody” biopic, following the firing of former director Bryan Singer.
Nominated for a BAFTA Film award for his 2011 directorial debut “Wild Bill”, Fletcher is an accomplished actor-turned-director who has starred in numerous film and theatre adaptations throughout his career. He is also the director of 2016’s “Eddie Eagle”, which featured Hugh Jackman and won the Heartland Film Festival's Truly Moving Picture Award.
Following Singer’s frequent absences and reported unprofessional behavior, 20th Century Fox has confirmed the project will resume shooting next week. It is hoped that Fletcher will be able to get the project back on track for its slated December 25, 2018 release. Singer had managed to finish shooting principle photography before he was booted from the project, thus the question of who receives directorial credit is still up in the air.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” will feature Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek as the legendary Freddie Mercury.
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