Fletcher, an English actor and filmmaker, is no stranger to the movies, according to Entertainment Weekly.
"Bohemian Rhapsody is a passion project of mine", he continued. Interestingly, Fletcher was one of the names in the running to direct before Singer officially signed on, so everything has come full circle (and the folks at Fox are probably wishing they had just hired him in the first place and avoided all of this drama).
It is believed that there are about two weeks' worth of shooting left, unless he decides to reshoot scenes, and it remains unknown what the director credit on the final film will be. The dismissal followed an earlier confrontation between the director and star Rami Malek, along with actor Tom Hollander allegedly quitting the movie over Singer's behavior, then returning to work.
A few days ago, Bryan Singer was sacked from his position as director of the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. His no-shows resulted in cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel having to step in to helm some of the days while Singer was absent. 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.
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Fletcher, who has directed films such as "Eddie the Eagle" and "Wild Bill" will resume production next week, reported Variety.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter after his firing, Singer claimed, "With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the U.S.to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents". This was not my decision and it was beyond my control.
Filming has been taking place in the United Kingdom, with Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee starring as Queen's other members.