Bryan Singer Fired From Directing Queen Biopic After On-Set Chaos

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As we previously reported, Bryan Singer was sacked from the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody due to alleged issues on the set.

He made his directorial debut in 2011 with urban drama Wild Bill, for which he was nominated for a Bafta Film Award, and also directed Sunshine on Leith in 2013.

British actor and director Dexter Fletcher has taken the helm of Bohemian Rhapsody for the movie's remaining few weeks of filming.

The actor turned Bafta-nominated director was previously set to direct the Mercury film only to leave the project in 2014.

"I wanted nothing more than to be able to finish this project and help honour the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen", he said in a statement. While Singer disputed that account, he did acknowledge that there were "creative differences" but explained that he that he had to "return to the U.S.to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents".

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Production on Bohemian Rhapsody will resume next week in London.

'Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services, ' he continued.

When Singer's firing was announced, it was reported that "Mr Robot" star Rami Malek, who stars as Mercury in the movie, had complained to the studio about the director's "unprofessionalism" - with the pair reportedly involved in a number of altercations.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has confirmed United Kingdom filmmaker Dexter Fletcher will take over with filming to resume next week. Ben Hardy will essay the role of a drummer Roger Taylor, Gwilym Lee will portray lead guitarist Brian May and Joe Mazzello will play bass guitarist John Deacon.

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