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Queen Biopic Replaces Bryan Singer with Eddie the Eagle Director

Queen Biopic Replaces Bryan Singer with Eddie the Eagle Director
It only took 20th Century Fox three days to find a new Bohemian Rhapsody director, bringing aboard Dexter Fletcher to take the reins from the fired Bryan Singer. What remains to be seen is if Dexter Fletcher will get any credit for his work at all, with sources stating that there are only two more weeks left of production, unless the new director decides to reshoot some scenes. The director will also oversee the post-production process, keeping the studio on track to release the film in December 2018.

Sources claim that 20th Century Fox had started quietly searching for directors even before production was shut down following Bryan Singer going Awol, failing to return to the set for three days after the Thanksgiving break. The studio, however, denies this claim, and rumors that anyone other than Dexter Fletcher had been offered this directorial gig before Bryan Singer was officially fired. Sources
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Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer At The Helm Of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Wild Bill and Eddie The Eagle director Dexter Fletcher has replaced Bryan Singer at the helm of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Production on the film will resume in the U.K. next, so reports The Wrap. Fletcher was originally attached to the project during its early days, but according to the same source, left the production following creative differences.

Singer was fired from the high-profile project on Monday this week over reported absences and alleged conflicts with actor Rami Malek, who portrays Freddie Mercury in the film.

Singer denied any misdoings and responded with the following statement shortly after leaving the project.

“I wanted nothing more than to be able to finish this project and help honor the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen, but Fox would not permit me to do so because I needed to temporarily put my health, and the health of my loved ones, first,
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'Bohemian Rhapsody' Finds Bryan Singer's Replacement in 'Eddie the Eagle' Director Dexter Fletcher

'Bohemian Rhapsody' Finds Bryan Singer's Replacement in 'Eddie the Eagle' Director Dexter Fletcher
Bohemian Rhapsody has found itself a new director.

Following director Bryan Singer's termination from the hotly anticipated biopic about the iconic rock group Queen, Fox has turned to filmmaker and actor Dexter Fletcher to finish directing the film, Et can confirm.

Production on the project – which stars Rami Malek as legendary rocker Freddie Mercury – is expected to resume next week, in London.

Fletcher -- who is best known for his impressive body of work as a character actor in films like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Kick-Ass, and Stardust – made his directorial debut in 2011 with the British crime drama Wild Bill, which earned him a BAFTA nomination.

Most recently, Fletcher helmed Eddie the Eagle, a biopic about Olympic skier Eddie Edwards starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman.

Fletcher is boarding Bohemian Rhapsody just days after Singer was fired from the production. Fox did not state the reasons for his termination apart from citing his "unexpected
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Bryan Singer Fired From Directing Queen Biopic Bohemian Rhapsody

Bryan Singer Fired From Directing Queen Biopic Bohemian Rhapsody
Update: A new director has been named for the upcoming Queen biopic titled Bohemian Rhapsody. According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox has replaced Bryan Singer with Eddie the Eagle and Wild Bill director Dexter Fletcher. There are about two weeks left on the film, unless Dexter decides to reshoot scenes. The studio hopes to keep the film on track for a December 2018 release date. ————— Bryan Singer's schedule has suddenly become a lot freer. E! News can confirm the famous director is no longer working on 20th Century Fox's upcoming Queen biopic. "Bryan Singer is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody," the studio said in...
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Finds New Director After Bryan Singer’s Firing

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Finds New Director After Bryan Singer’s Firing
Fox has tapped Dexter Fletcher as the new director of “Bohemian Rhapsody” to replace the fired Bryan Singer.

Production will resume next week in London. Fletcher’s directing credits include “Eddie the Eagle,” which Fox distributed, and “Wild Bill” along with acting credits on “Kick-Ass” and “Stardust.”

The studio made the announcement late Wednesday afternoon, two days after firing Singer under the “pay or play” provision of his contract. Fox did not elaborate on why it had fired Singer, but sources said that it was due to repeated failures to show up on the set.

Filming has been taking place in London with “Mr. Robot” star Rami Malek in the lead role as Freddie Mercury, the frontman for Queen. New Regency and Gk Films are the production companies.

Fox has not changed its plan to release “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Dec. 25, 2018. Sources have said that about two weeks of shooting remain.

As a result
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Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer as Director of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

  • The Wrap
Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer as Director of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Dexter Fletcher has been hired to replace Bryan Singer as the director of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” 20th Century Fox announced on Wednesday. Fletcher’s credits include “Eddie the Eagle” and ‘Wild Bill.” Production on the Freddie Mercury biopic will resume next week in the U.K. Fletcher was originally attached to direct the film, with Ben Whishaw (“Skyfall”) in the role of legendary rocker Mercury. The director left the project in March 2014 over creative differences, and eventually Singer came on board with star Rami Malek.

News of Singer’s firing from the mostly-finished film...
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Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer On ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer On ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Fox has replaced Bryan Singer on Bohemian Rhapsody with Dexter Fletcher, the director of the films Eddie the Eagle and Wild Bill. Fletcher will resume production next week. There are about two weeks left on the film, unless Fletcher decides to reshoot scenes. The filmmaker will then oversee postproduction as Fox hopes to keep the film on track for December 2018. It will be a good warm-up for Fletcher, who’s also attached to direct the biopic on Elton John. Singer was…
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Exclusive: On the set of Jason Flemyng’s ‘Eat Locals’

As far as vampire films go, audiences of the 21st century have a built-in expectation for the fanged creatures. We’ve now been subjected to Twilight, a multitude of meaningless Underworld sequels, and everything in between. What we didn’t expect when visiting the set of Jason Flemyng’s Eat Locals, was to be sitting in a cold Hertfordshire farm staring at severed body parts in jars.

This strange and unusual experience was a good way to set the tone for the film. Flemyng, full of positivity and enthusiasm, was, of course, making his directorial debut in the film. It was quickly apparent that he was keen to make a good impression for his upcoming horror feature, and he managed it effortlessly. The cockney gentleman’s friendly nature easily overshadowed his frantic and busy schedule that day.

Flemyng is one of the most recognizable faces in the British film industry.
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Jeff Bridges interview: Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Iron Man, Starman, westerns

Duncan Bowles Sep 20, 2017

Jeff Bridges chats to us about movies, Kingsman, westerns, Iron Man and more...

When preparing for an interview it can often be a double edged sword if you choose to look at other peoples’ work. Sometimes you read an interview and the answers can look frighteningly short, so panic might set in that perhaps that person isn’t very chatty, or doesn’t like doing them (though often publications just choose to use highlights), but I have to say that with Jeff Bridges, I’m glad I’d read Celia Walden’s talk with him for the Telegraph first.

I wouldn’t usually reference what I’d read in an introduction, but once you know you’re going to be sat in a room with Jeff Bridges, alone, for fifteen minutes, you need as much preparation as possible – he is, after all, a cinematic legend who needs no introduction.
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‘Eat Locals’ Review

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Charlie Cox, Billy Cook, Freema Agyeman, Robert Portal, Mackenzie Crook, Eve Myles, Vincent Regan, Tony Curran, Dexter Fletcher, Ruth Jones, Annette Crosbie | Written by Danny King | Directed by Jason Flemyng

The directorial debut of actor Jason Flemyng, this low budget British horror-comedy has a solid cast and a moderately intriguing premise, but it can’t quite decide whether it wants to go for scares or laughs and ends up falling awkwardly between the two.

Written by Danny King (Wild Bill), Eat Locals (originally Eat Local, with an ‘s’ being added in the marketing stage) centres on a coven of centuries-old vampires – including Daredevil’s Charlie Cox, Doctor Who’s Freema Agyeman and One Foot in the Grave‘s Annette Crosbie – convening for their semi-centennial meeting at a remote country farmhouse. Also present is naïve orphan Sebastian (Billy Cook), who thinks he’s on a promise with vampish Vanessa (Eve Myles,
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Mike Myers, Simon Pegg and more join Margot Robbie in Terminal

Back in February it was announced that Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) will be starring in the noir thriller Terminal, and now Variety is reporting that Mike Myers (Austin Powers), Simon Pegg (Star Trek Beyond), Dexter Fletcher (Wild Bill) and Max Irons (The Riot Club) have all joined the cast.

Terminal is being directed by Vaughn Stein and follows two hit men (Fletcher and Irons) who embark on a borderline suicide mission for a mysterious employer and a high paycheck. Along the way, the unlikely pair come across a dynamic woman, played by Robbie, who may be more involved in the crime than they had originally suspected.”

Production on Terminal is getting underway in Hungary and the film is expected later this year.
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Film Review: Eddie the Eagle

  • CineVue
★★★☆☆ Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Eddie the Eagle, British actor Dexter Fletcher's third directorial outing after Wild Bill and Sunshine on Leith, is a speedy, light-hearted biopic of the remarkable young lad from Cheltenham who took the ski jumping world by storm at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. A film which is both reassuring and a little disappointing in its compliance with standard triumph over adversity sports pictures, its formula is a tried and tested one which nevertheless hits all the right highs and lows to provide a familiar roller-coaster of a feel-good movie.
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Eddie The Eagle Review

  • TheMovieBit
The 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary was one for the underdogs, and inspirational sports movies, with the Jamaican national Bobsled and underdog ski jumper Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, finishing last in all his events but winning over the audience with his charm and enthusiasm, both stepping up to the plate. The first subject, of course, inspired Cool Runnings, and now Dexter Fletcher (Wild Bill, Sunshine on Leith) is bringing Eddie the Eagle to the big screen, with Taron Egerton donning the glasses of ‘heroic failure’ Edwards in a story that delivers a charming, joyous and delightful tale of determination and belief in one self. Eddie the Eagle is a rare beast in this day and age, an old school style sports movie that is more concerned with putting a smile on your face than delivering the facts. Much of what is presented onscreen is the product of John Macaulay’s script,
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We’ve got a special London-based reader screening this Sunday – and here’s how you can get seats!

Eddie The Eagle, then. It’s the new film from Dexter Fletcher (Sunshine On Leith, Wild Bill). It’s based on the story of Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards. And the movie is great. It’s in UK cinemas from Easter Monday March 28, with a PG certificate. Remember those?

What’s more, we’re putting on a very special preview screening of the movie this Sunday in London. It’s free of charge, too. And, and, and! It’ll be followed by a Q&A with Dexter Fletcher himself – where you get the chance to ask the questions!

Here’s the synopsis for the film. Which is very, very funny. The film, not the synopsis.

As Eddie the Eagle prepares to soar into cinemas we are giving you the chance
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'Eddie the Eagle' Super Bowl Commercial Goes for the Gold

'Eddie the Eagle' Super Bowl Commercial Goes for the Gold
Last week, a report surfaced teasing some of the possible movie-related trailers that will air during Super Bowl 50 this Sunday on CBS. While none of these were confirmed by the respective studios, the report claimed that 20th Century Fox was planning "on-the-ground events" for movies such as Eddie the Eagle, X-Men: Apocalypse and Independence Day: Resurgence, which hinted that we may in fact see new footage from these movies during the big game. Just three days before the Super Bowl, 20th Century Fox has officially released its trailer for Eddie the Eagle, which has a football twist.

While the 30-second spot does include footage from the movie, the video reveals that several past and present NFL stars were treated to an advanced screening of Eddie the Eagle, with three iconic quarterbacks offering their thoughts on this true story adaptation. Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson, New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees and future
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‘Eddie The Eagle’ review: “One of the most uplifting films we’ve ever seen”

Eddie The Eagle review: Dexter Fletcher, Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton take on a British sporting icon. Eddie The Eagle review

Eddie The Eagle review by Paul Heath, February 2016.

Dexter Fletcher takes to the slopes for his biggest directorial effort to date with Eddie The Eagle, an uplifting high-flyer that will have you grinning from ear to ear all of the way through.

Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards’ name is firmly steeped in Olympic history for his efforts at the Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada in 1988. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, it all starts in the quiet Gloucestershire town of Cheltenham in the late 1970s, where a young boy dreams of glory at the Olympics. After quickly realising that he hasn’t got the ability to compete at the highest level in the big summer games, young Eddie switches sports for the winter type, and in particular, downhill skiing.
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Charlie Cox Joins Vampire Tale "Eat Local"

"Daredevil" star Charlie Cox has joined the cast of the upcoming vampire feature "Eat Local" which will serve as the directorial debut of actor Jason Flemyng.

Danny King ("Wild Bill") is penning the script for the story which revolves around unwitting Essex boy Sebastian (Billy Cook) whose promise of passion with ravishing cougar Vanessa turns into a fight for survival after she introduces him to some of her friends – a coven of hungry vampires – at a remote farmhouse.

At the same time a heavily armed band of mercenary vampire hunters, led by the steadfast Captain Bingham, crashes the party and is out for blood. Mackenzie Crook, Dexter Fletcher, Freema Agyeman, Eve Myles, Ruth Jones, Annette Crosbie and Vincent Regan also star.

Rod Smith, Jonathan Sothcott and Neil Jones are producing the low-budget feature which is currently in the midst of a four-week shoot in Hertfordshire.

Source: Deadline
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'Eddie the Eagle' Trailer: Hugh Jackman Coaches Taron Egerton

'Eddie the Eagle' Trailer: Hugh Jackman Coaches Taron Egerton
Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself, even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. From the producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude.

Earlier this week, we got to see the international trailer for Eddie the Eagle, which first focuses on the Olympic glory aspects of this true-life tale. The domestic trailer has arrived, and it delves deeper into Eddie's past, and what makes him the man he is today.
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Watch: Taron Egerton Dreams Big In New U.S. Trailer For 'Eddie The Eagle' Co-Starring Hugh Jackman

Michael Edwards (a.k.a Eddie) is a British sports phenomenon, so it's only fitting that the international trailer differs quite a bit from the U.S. version. The latest domestic promo to drop sells a lot more of the inspirational angle of the based-on-a-true-story tale directed by Dexter Fletcher ("Wild Bill," "Sunshine On Leith"), and I don't know, as cornball as this might look, it's beginning to have an effect on me. Read More: On The Rise 2015: 20 Actors To Watch  Led by Taron Egerton ("Kingsman: The Secret Service") and Hugh Jackman, the film follows the plucky adventures of Eddie who just wants to compete at the Olympics. He's determined as hell, and taken under the wing of a rogue former champion, he goes down the hard road of realizing his dreams. Here's the official synopsis: Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael
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International 'Eddie the Eagle' Trailer Starring Hugh Jackman

International 'Eddie the Eagle' Trailer Starring Hugh Jackman
Yesterday, we got our first official look at the upcoming biopic Eddie the Eagle with six new photos featuring stars Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton. Thankfully, we didn't have to wait long for the first footage to arrive, with JoBlo Movie Trailers debuting a new international trailer. Eddie the Eagle is set to take flight in theaters April 1, 2016, going up against Open Road Films' Collide, Paramount's Rings and Pure Flix's God's Not Dead 2.

This biopic centers on the infamous tale of Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards (Taron Egerton), who became the first British ski jumper in Olympic history at the 1988 games. Despite finishing in last place in both of his events, he became an international celebrity following the games despite his poor performance. His performance at the games also lead to what became known as the "Eddie the Eagle Rule," which was put in place by the International Olympic Committee after the Calgary games.
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