Director Dexter Fletcher Exits Freddie Mercury Biopic

March 14, 2014 08:10:07 GMT

The 'Wild Bill' helmer bows out of the Ben Whishaw-starring project due to creative differences with producer Graham King.


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Freddie Mercury biopic is facing another roadblock. After letting go of original star Sacha Baron Cohen due to creative differences, the movie is now losing its director, Dexter Fletcher, because of the same reason. Deadline reports Fletcher and producer Graham King didn't see eye to eye on the pic.

Ben Whishaw is currently attached to play the late Queen frontman, filling the vacant spot left by the "Borat" actor. The band's member Roger Taylor once said of the recasting, "We felt Sacha probably wasn't right in the end. We didn't want it to be a joke. We want people to be moved."

The script for the untitled Freddie Mercury biopic is penned by Peter Morgan ("Rush"). A new director is expected to be announced soon, as production was initially scheduled to begin later this year. Whishaw himself is also set to shoot "Bond 24", where he will reprise his role as Q, sometime this year.

The Freddie Mercury film hasn't got a release date, but the film is already planned to be released Stateside on November 6, 2015.

© AceShowbiz.com




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