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Rami Malek Feared Playing Freddie Mercury Might be a 'Career Killer'

Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury in upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, said during a press event that he’d worried taking the role might prove to be a “career killer.” He was speaking at CinemaCon in Las Vegas last week, when the first trailer for the movie, which hasn’t yet been publicly released, was shown

Freddie Mercury biopic finds new director

Twentieth Century Fox has tapped Dexter Fletcher to replace Bryan Singer as director of its Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Fletcher helmed last year’s Eddie the Eagle biopic on British skier Eddie Edwards. He’s also known for his acting work in Guy Ritchie’s Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and HBO’s Band of Brothers mini-series.

Freddie Mercury biopic put on hold due to “unexpected unavailability” of director Bryan Singer

Production on the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, has been put on hold due to the “unexpected unavailability” of the film’s director, Bryan Singer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Singer failed to return to the set after the Thanksgiving holiday. A representative for the director told the BBC that his absence is due to “a personal