Director Dexter Fletcher Exits Freddie Mercury Biopic

Director Dexter Fletcher will no longer helm the Freddie Mercury biopic. News of the split comes via Variety, who reports that the director was fired by producer Graham King due to hang-ups with the script.

The news comes as the most recent controversy surrounding the film, following Sacha Baron Cohen's departure last year.

That move came at the behest of Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, who felt that Cohen would be too recognizable for the role.

Speaking with Ultimate Classic Rock last year, May said part of the struggle has been identify what story they want to tell:

"We had a problem knowing what the film was actually about, but a few weeks ago we sat down with who we think is our great new director, and it dawned on us all that what it's really about is a family."

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