After Firing Bryan Singer, The Queen Movie Has A New Director


He made his directorial debut with 2011's Wild Bill and most recently directed 2016's Eddie the Eagle, about the British ski jumper who took the 1988 Winter Olympics by storm.

It is believed that there are about two weeks' worth of shooting left, unless he decides to reshoot scenes, and it remains unknown what the director credit on the final film will be.

Singer was sacked from the project on December 7, after a prolonged absence from the set. Only two weeks of production remained when Singer was sacked when he failed to return to the London set of the film, which stars Mr. Robot's Rami Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

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As previously reported, Singer was sacked from the project after failing to show up on the set after Thanksgiving. The question now is whether Fletcher is coming on as an emergency surgeon to save the production and patch it all back together or if he'll be allowed to reshape the film beyond Singer's original vision. For Fletcher, working on the Queen movie will serve as practice for the Elton John biopic he's attached to direct. A Hollywood Reporter story alleges that on-set "chaos" led to the termination, which Singer denies. Fletcher also will oversee post-production for the film, which is supposed to release in December 2018. It has also been claimed that Tom Hollander, who plays Queen manager Jim Beach, quit the film at one point because of Singer's behavior.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" will feature Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek as the legendary Freddie Mercury.

The movie also stars Mike Myers, "Game of Thrones" star Aidan Gillen, and "Sing Street"'s Lucy Boynton.