Fletcher replaces Singer on Bohemian Rhapsody

Fletcher replaces Singer on Bohemian Rhapsody

As previously reported, Bohemian Rhapsody has about two weeks left in production unless Fletcher (and his deal) allows for reshoots of existing material.

Singer was sacked from the set on Monday, Dec. 4. The film features Mr. Robot star Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, with Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor and Gwilym Lee as Brian May.

Bryan Singer's replacement revealed after the director was sacked earlier this week. 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.

Singer was sacked this week after not reporting back to the set after Thanksgiving break; In a statement he said he was caring for an elderly parent and also minimized claims of feuding on set with star Rami Malek.

It remains to be seen how Singer's unceremonious departure from the film will affect his career.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Singer's ousting from the movie came in the form of a simple statement from the studio, reading, "Bryan Singer is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody". With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the USA to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents. He added, "This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health".

"Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services", he continued.

Filming for Bohemian Rhapsody is expected to resume next week.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is now slated for a release date of December 25, 2018.