News: Bohemian Rhapsody Gets Replacement Director

Less than a week ago, FOX had put an official hold on finishing Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen biopic. Numerous sites and reports had stated that Singer never returned to the set citing "a personal health matter" but that's apparently not the case. Reportedly, Singer and Malek have been clashing on set, which may have spawned Singer's departure from the project. The future of Bohemian Rhapsody was in flux as the producers discussing how to proceed. They decided to replace Bryan Singer with Eddie Fletcher, known for Eddie the Eagle and Wild Bill. Production will resume next week and is reported to have two weeks remaining, unless reshoots are needed. Fox is hoping to keep it on track for a December 2018 release. 

The members of the iconic rock band are being played by Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, and Joe Mazzello, and Rami Malek as Freddy Mercury. Hardy (X-Men: Apocalypse) will play drummer Roger Taylor, Lee (The Hollow Crown) will be lead guitarist Brian May, and Mazzello (The Social Network) will portray bass guitarist John Deacon. Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) will play John Reid, who was Queen’s manager from 1975 to 1978. Tom Hollander (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Dead Man's Chest) will play Jim Beach, who took over as their manager from in 1978. The cast also includes Lucy Boynton, Aaron McCusker, Allen Leech, and Mike Myers. The script was written by Justin Haythe. Graham King, Singer, and Jim Beach are producing, with Denis O’Sullivan, Arnon Milchan, and Jane Rosenthal serving as executive producers.