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Dexter Fletcher returns to Queen movie

By | Published on Thursday 7 December 2017

Freddie Mercury

The Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has a new director already, with producers confirming that Dexter Fletcher – of being Dexter Fletcher fame – has taken on the project. Again.

As previously reported, production on the Queen movie was halted last week and its director Bryan Singer then fired from the project. There were rumours of creative differences between him and lead actor Rami Malek – who plays Freddie Mercury – coming to a head. Although Singer insists that he parted company with the film because producers wouldn’t give him time off to deal with ill-health, both his own and that of a parent.

Actor/director Fletcher was lined up to direct the very-long-time-in-development Queen film once before, but dropped out in 2014, seemingly because of creative differences with producers. Hopefully this time he’ll stick the project out and this film might actually get finished one day.