Dexter Fletcher replaces Bryan Singer on Queen biopic

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Representatives from Fox have now confirmed that Fletcher, who helmed films such as Eddie the Eagle and Wild Bill, will replace Singer. It's possible that Singer's days as a Hollywood power player are numbered. The two reportedly patched things up but production shut down last Friday due to Singer not being there. Following the departure of original star Sacha Baron Cohen back in 2013, director Bryan Singer was sacked from the film earlier this week.

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20th Century Fox fired Singer allegedly after his repeated absences from the set had caused the studio to temporarily halt production.

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Fox promptly fired Singer after the X-Men director failed to return to set after the Thanksgiving holiday. It is hoped that Fletcher will be able to get the project back on track for its slated December 25, 2018 release. A mere few days later, he was sacked for "unreliability and unprofessionalism", and allegedly even got into a tense confrontation with Malek over his absences. While some reports attributed his absence to clashes with the film's star, Rami Malek, Singer himself downplayed any discord, and explained he simply needed to take some time off to deal with a family matter involving his mother's health.

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British rock group Queen at Les Ambassadeurs, where they were presented with silver, gold and platinum discs for sales in excess of one million of their hit single "Bohemian Rhapsody", which was No 1 for 9 weeks. 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. Lucy Boynton also stars as Mary Austin, Mercury's muse and lover.

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