Fox has tapped Dexter Fletcher as the new executive of the Freddie Mercury biopic.
Fletcher replaces Bryan Singer, who was fired progressing in the week, Twentieth Century Fox Film told the Daily News.
The director, who has also worked on “Eddie the Eagle” and “Wild Bill,” takes over with about two weeks of sharpened left on “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Singer vanished from the set of the movie, causing prolongation to hindrance on Dec. 1.
A source told The News that he was fired for “a settlement of dangerous function on set” and that the studio wanted another executive to finish the movie.
Singer, however, claimed that he was holding caring of one of his parents.
“I wanted zero some-more than to be means to finish this plan and help respect the bequest of Freddie Mercury and Queen, but Fox would not assent me to do so since we indispensable to temporarily put my health, and the health of my desired ones, first,” he pronounced in a statement.
“‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a passion plan of mine. With fewer than 3 weeks to fire remaining, we asked Fox for some time off so we could return to the U.S. to understanding with dire health matters concerning one of my parents. This was a very fatiguing experience, which eventually took a critical fee on my own health. Unfortunately, the studio was reluctant to accommodate me and consummated my services. This was not my decision and it was over my control.”
The film is still approaching to meet its scheduled Dec 2018 release.
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