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Queen Biopic Replaces Bryan Singer with Eddie the Eagle Director

Queen Biopic Replaces Bryan Singer with Eddie the Eagle Director
It only took 20th Century Fox three days to find a new Bohemian Rhapsody director, bringing aboard Dexter Fletcher to take the reins from the fired Bryan Singer. What remains to be seen is if Dexter Fletcher will get any credit for his work at all, with sources stating that there are only two more weeks left of production, unless the new director decides to reshoot some scenes. The director will also oversee the post-production process, keeping the studio on track to release the film in December 2018.

Sources claim that 20th Century Fox had started quietly searching for directors even before production was shut down following Bryan Singer going Awol, failing to return to the set for three days after the Thanksgiving break. The studio, however, denies this claim, and rumors that anyone other than Dexter Fletcher had been offered this directorial gig before Bryan Singer was officially fired. Sources
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Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer At The Helm Of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Wild Bill and Eddie The Eagle director Dexter Fletcher has replaced Bryan Singer at the helm of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Production on the film will resume in the U.K. next, so reports The Wrap. Fletcher was originally attached to the project during its early days, but according to the same source, left the production following creative differences.

Singer was fired from the high-profile project on Monday this week over reported absences and alleged conflicts with actor Rami Malek, who portrays Freddie Mercury in the film.

Singer denied any misdoings and responded with the following statement shortly after leaving the project.

“I wanted nothing more than to be able to finish this project and help honor the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen, 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,
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Replaces Bryan Singer With ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Director Dexter Fletcher

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Replaces Bryan Singer With ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Director Dexter Fletcher
A few days ago, Bryan Singer was fired from his position as director of the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. And while the finger-pointing between filmmaker and studio continues, 20th Century Fox has already lined up their replacement: Dexter Fletcher, the English actor and director whose most recent credit behind the camera is the 2016 […]

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Bryan Singer’s Replacement Found For ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

It’s funny how things work. In the early days of development on “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Dexter Fletcher was among the directors — which included David Fincher, Stephen Frears and Tom Hooper — who were eyeballed to helm the movie. As you know, he didn’t land the gig and went on to direct other projects including “Eddie The Eagle,” while lining up possible musical biopics including “Sunny Afternoon” about The Kinks, and “Rocketman” about Elton John.

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‘Eddie the Eagle’ Director Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Earlier this week Fox revealed that director Bryan Singer – best known for helming The Usual Suspects and the X-Men movies – had been fired from Bohemian Rhapsody, the upcoming Queen biopic starring Twilight Actor Rami Malek as Freddy Mercury. This was particularly shocking because of just how little there was left to do on the film. With only a few weeks remaining in principle photography, it seemed like a needless stunt to replace the director. But, according to Fox, Singer had proven to be unreliable on the set: disappearing for days at a time without notifying anybody about where

Eddie the Eagle’ Director Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody
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Dexter Fletcher replaces Bryan Singer on Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody

British filmmaker Dexter Fletcher has been hired to replace ousted director Bryan Singer for the final few weeks of production on Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Mr Robot actor Rami Malek as iconic frontman Freddie Mercury.

Deadline is reporting that Fox has hired Fletcher, best known for Eddie the Eagle and Proclaimers musical Sunshine on Leith, to shepherd the final two weeks of production on the film, as well as potential reshoots.

The director was originally attached to the project back in 2013, when Ben Whishaw was set to portray Mercury.

It is not known whether Fletcher will get a directing credit on the finished film, with the final decision down to the DGA, though the release date of December 2018 remains in place.

See Also: Bryan Singer shares new image of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury from Bohemian Rhapsody

Singer was fired from his position on Bohemian Rhapsody at the beginning of the week,
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'Bohemian Rhapsody' Finds Bryan Singer's Replacement in 'Eddie the Eagle' Director Dexter Fletcher

'Bohemian Rhapsody' Finds Bryan Singer's Replacement in 'Eddie the Eagle' Director Dexter Fletcher
Bohemian Rhapsody has found itself a new director.

Following director Bryan Singer's termination from the hotly anticipated biopic about the iconic rock group Queen, Fox has turned to filmmaker and actor Dexter Fletcher to finish directing the film, Et can confirm.

Production on the project – which stars Rami Malek as legendary rocker Freddie Mercury – is expected to resume next week, in London.

Fletcher -- who is best known for his impressive body of work as a character actor in films like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Kick-Ass, and Stardust – made his directorial debut in 2011 with the British crime drama Wild Bill, which earned him a BAFTA nomination.

Most recently, Fletcher helmed Eddie the Eagle, a biopic about Olympic skier Eddie Edwards starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman.

Fletcher is boarding Bohemian Rhapsody just days after Singer was fired from the production. Fox did not state the reasons for his termination apart from citing his "unexpected
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Dexter Fletcher replaces Bryan Singer as director of Bohemian Rhapsody

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Update 2: Twentieth Century Fox has replaced Bryan Singer on Bohemian Rhapsody with Dexter Fletcher (Eddie The Eagle). Production on the Queen biopic will resume next week and there are two weeks left on the film, that is, unless Fletcher decides to reshoot a few scenes while he's at it. Update: Well, it seems that Bryan Singer won't be back after all as THR reports that... Read More...
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Bryan Singer Fired From Directing Queen Biopic Bohemian Rhapsody

Bryan Singer Fired From Directing Queen Biopic Bohemian Rhapsody
Update: A new director has been named for the upcoming Queen biopic titled Bohemian Rhapsody. According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox has replaced Bryan Singer with Eddie the Eagle and Wild Bill director Dexter Fletcher. There are about two weeks left on the film, unless Dexter decides to reshoot scenes. The studio hopes to keep the film on track for a December 2018 release date. ————— Bryan Singer's schedule has suddenly become a lot freer. E! News can confirm the famous director is no longer working on 20th Century Fox's upcoming Queen biopic. "Bryan Singer is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody," the studio said in...
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Finds New Director After Bryan Singer’s Firing

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Finds New Director After Bryan Singer’s Firing
Fox has tapped Dexter Fletcher as the new director of “Bohemian Rhapsody” to replace the fired Bryan Singer.

Production will resume next week in London. Fletcher’s directing credits include “Eddie the Eagle,” which Fox distributed, and “Wild Bill” along with acting credits on “Kick-Ass” and “Stardust.”

The studio made the announcement late Wednesday afternoon, two days after firing Singer under the “pay or play” provision of his contract. Fox did not elaborate on why it had fired Singer, but sources said that it was due to repeated failures to show up on the set.

Filming has been taking place in London with “Mr. Robot” star Rami Malek in the lead role as Freddie Mercury, the frontman for Queen. New Regency and Gk Films are the production companies.

Fox has not changed its plan to release “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Dec. 25, 2018. Sources have said that about two weeks of shooting remain.

As a result
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Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer as Director of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer as Director of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Dexter Fletcher has been hired to replace Bryan Singer as the director of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” 20th Century Fox announced on Wednesday. Fletcher’s credits include “Eddie the Eagle” and ‘Wild Bill.” Production on the Freddie Mercury biopic will resume next week in the U.K. Fletcher was originally attached to direct the film, with Ben Whishaw (“Skyfall”) in the role of legendary rocker Mercury. The director left the project in March 2014 over creative differences, and eventually Singer came on board with star Rami Malek.

News of Singer’s firing from the mostly-finished film...
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Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer On ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer On ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Fox has replaced Bryan Singer on Bohemian Rhapsody with Dexter Fletcher, the director of the films Eddie the Eagle and Wild Bill. Fletcher will resume production next week. There are about two weeks left on the film, unless Fletcher decides to reshoot scenes. The filmmaker will then oversee postproduction as Fox hopes to keep the film on track for December 2018. It will be a good warm-up for Fletcher, who’s also attached to direct the biopic on Elton John. Singer was…
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A few thoughts on Fox selling its film business

Simon Brew Dec 5, 2017

Fox is said to be in talks with Disney over the sale of its film business. But this might not be great news...

There’s been an understandable level of enthusiasm surrounding news that 21st Century Fox is considering selling its film business, and that Disney is in the box seat to snap it all up. From a fan point of view, that means that the film rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters would revert back to Marvel, thus offering even more options for the Marvel cinematic universe.

Furthermore, one lesser-known side effect: Fox still holds the home entertainment rights to Star Wars: A New Hope. That would become Disney property too. Just imagine the boxset.

But whilst in the case of Fantastic Four – and possibly Star Wars - at least, I can see the upside of this, I can’t help wondering if a
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Bohemian Rhapsody: Dexter Fletcher to replace Bryan Singer

Simon Brew Dec 7, 2017

Dexter Fletcher has been hired by 20th Century Fox to complete the Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody...

Dexter Fletcher, once upon a time the director in the running to make the film in the first place, is to take over from Bryan Singer on the Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Fletcher (who last directed Eddie The Eagle) will pick up filming on the movie next week, with around two weeks’ worth of photography left to complete. Fletcher will then oversee the post-production for the movie, which will remain on track for its December 2018 release. Whether Fletcher or Singer will ultimately take final director credit on the movie remains to be seen.

Deadline.

December 5th

Following the news that his health had led him to seek a leave of absence from the project, 20th Century Fox has now removed director Bryan Singer from the Freddie Mercury and Queen biopic,
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Queen Biopic Finds New Director After Bryan Singer's Firing

Queen Biopic Finds New Director After Bryan Singer's Firing
Eddie the Eagle director Dexter Fletcher has replaced Bryan Singer on the Queen biopic 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 Dec. 4.

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...
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Interview: John Adams discusses Brit Horror ‘Aux’

Aux is the latest film from Evolutionary Films and stars John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, The Shannara Chronicles), Rosie Fellner (Liar, Heist, Age of Heroes), Tristam Summers (Eastenders, Hollyoaks, Tin Holiday), Paul Reynolds (Terminal, Level Up, Eddie The Eagle), Tanya Franks (Chewing Gum, Broadchurch, Liz & Dick), Jack Derges (Eastenders, Humans) and Theo Devaney (Supernatural, Once Upon A Time In London).

Deep in the woods, two boys discover the entrance to a secret military bunker that has remained hidden since World War II. They awaken something so deadly that one boy doesn’t make it out alive and the other flees for his life, only to be hit by a car. A police investigation begins but, one by one, even the armed police are hunted and killed in grotesque and almost ritualistic ways. Meanwhile, at a local nursing home, an elderly WWII veteran watches all of this unfold
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First look at British horror ‘Aux’

Aux is the latest film from Evolutionary Films and stars John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, The Shannara Chronicles), Rosie Fellner (Liar, Heist, Age of Heroes), Tristam Summers (Eastenders, Hollyoaks, Tin Holiday), Paul Reynolds (Terminal, Level Up, Eddie The Eagle), Tanya Franks (Chewing Gum, Broadchurch, Liz & Dick), Jack Derges (Eastenders, Humans) and Theo Devaney (Supernatural, Once Upon A Time In London).

Deep in the woods, two boys discover the entrance to a secret military bunker that has remained hidden since World War II. They awaken something so deadly that one boy doesn’t make it out alive and the other flees for his life, only to be hit by a car. A police investigation begins but, one by one, even the armed police are hunted and killed in grotesque and almost ritualistic ways. Meanwhile, at a local nursing home, an elderly WWII veteran watches all of this unfold
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Fall Movie Preview: 9 Breakout Child Stars, Oscar Contenders, Action Heroes and Scream Queens to Watch

There are dozens upon dozens upon dozens upon dozens of new movies coming out this fall (here are 35 that we're particularly excited for) and oodles of awards season-worthy performances within them. But we've whittled that all down to these nine (9!) stars who we're pretty dang confident will break out and who you'll be hearing much more about for many years to come. So, you might as well get to know them now.

1. The Losers' Club (Chosen Jacobs, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff) From It Photo: Getty Images / Warner Bros. Pictures

Age: 14 (except Lillis, who is 15) Where You've Seen Them: Lieberher co-starred with Bill Murray in the feel-good dramedy St. Vincent; Oleff played Young Peter Quill in both volumes of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy franchise; and, of course, Wolfhard plays Mike Wheeler on Netflix's hit series Stranger Things.

Breakout Moment: Bill Skarsgård is getting plenty of attention
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Kingsman 2 Review: The Madcap Plot Almost Tops The Original

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Kingsman 2 Review: The Madcap Plot Almost Tops The Original
Oxfords, not brogues meets Tequila (Channing Tatum) and Whiskey (Pedro Pascal) in the rousing sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Director/writer Matthew Vaughn recaptures the humor and over the top action that made the original such a hit. It's a zany, save the world adventure akin to a seventies Bond flick on acid. Strong performances from the star studded ensemble cast sell the madcap plot. Julianne Moore is the standout as the diabolical villainess. She is certainly a memorable baddie. Kingsman 2 does run long at two hours and twenty minutes. There's a smidge more melodrama than expected, but it's a minor detraction from the film's high entertainment value.

The story picks up with Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Princess Tilde (Hanna Alstrom) taking their relationship to the next level. His job as a secret agent seems like peanuts compared to meeting her Swedish royalty parents. Eggsy's domestic bliss is interrupted
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Taron Egerton wanted for Elton John biopic Rocketman

According to The Daily Mail, Taron Egerton could be set to take on the role of Elton John in Rocketman, a biopic of the legendary musician which would reunite the Kingsman star with Eddie the Eagle director Dexter Fletcher and producer Matthew Vaughn.

Egerton – who will next be seen in Vaughn’s spy comedy sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle – is said to have held informal talks with Fletcher and Vaughn after Tom Hardy exited the project.

Rocketman has been in development for several years now, but was put on the fast track following conversations between Vaughn and Elton John on the set of the Kingsman sequel, in which the singer has an extended cameo.

According to the report, the film will explore the entertainer’s life in and out of the spotlight and “ants to examine how he has become one of the best singer-composers of all time and how
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