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Dexter Fletcher to direct Freddie Mercury biopic

From BBC - December 7, 2017

Directing duties for Bohemian Rhapsody, the Freddie Mercury film biopic, have been taken on by Eddie the Eagle's Dexter Fletcher, after the firing of Bryan Singer.

The actor turned Bafta-nominated director was previously set to direct the Mercury film only to leave the project in 2014.

20th Century Fox said production would resume next week.

Rami Malek will play the Queen singer in the film.

It is expected to be released in December 2018 as planned.

The troubled project has faced a series of setbacks since it was first announced in 2010.

Singer's departure was confirmed this week, with a source attributing his exit to "a pattern of unreliable behaviour on set".

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