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Freddie Mercury Movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” Gets Director of Much Admired “Sunshine on Leith”

Freddie Mercury will still get Somebody to Love. Under pressure, Fox has hired a new director to replace Bryan Singer on “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The new director is Dexter Fletcher, who made the much admired “Sunshine on Leith” with music from the Proclaimers. That film scored a 93 on Rotten Tomatoes with 40 reviews. It was a hit at festivals Fletcher’s only made a couple of films, and from his pictures it looks like he really needs a comb. But he has only has a couple of weeks left to film.

Singer is who knows where, doing who knows what. His career is kind of wrecked as he’s been tossed from his Fox offices. But since Fox is going to be sold, it’s doubtful he would have stayed– especially at Disney.

The DGA will have to rule about who made “Bohemian Rhapsody.” At least they didn’t have to reshoot Rami Malek’s scenes using Christopher Plummer, although that would have been interesting.