Dexter Fletcher (I) - News Poster

News

Bryan Singer Dropped as ‘Legion’ EP in Wake of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Bryan Singer Dropped as ‘Legion’ EP in Wake of Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Bryan Singer will no longer be an executive producer on the FX series “Legion” as the show heads into its second season, Variety has confirmed.

The move comes after Singer has been accused of sexual misconduct by a man who says the director forced him to perform oral sex in 2003. Singer has been a key player in the 20th Century Fox-Marvel universe for years, having directed and produced multiple entries in the “X-Men” film franchise, as well as the current Fox-Marvel series “The Gifted.” “Legion” is also based on the “X-Men” comics.

Singer has been the subject of such allegations in the past, with Michael Egan filing a lawsuit against the director in 2014. Egan’s suit, which also included allegations against television producer Garth Ancier and former Disney executive David Neuman, claimed that Egan was assaulted when he was an aspiring actor. It was later dropped.

Singer was also recently fired from “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Colin Lomax, former Anchor Bay UK chief, dies aged 56

Distribution veteran died between Christmas and New Year.

Source: Manga Entertainment

Colin Lomax

Colin Lomax, CEO of Manga Entertainment and former head of Anchor Bay UK, has died at the age of 56.

The UK distribution veteran died unexpectedly between Christmas and New Year while in Devon. The cause of death has yet to be determined.

Day-to-day running of Manga Entertainment will be overseen by Manga Entertainment COO Jerome Mazandarani.

A statement from Manga Entertainment read: “The team here at Manga Entertainment is deeply shocked and saddened at Colin’s passing and our thoughts are with his wife, Lisa, at this time. We’d like to thank everyone for the tributes and many messages of support and condolence we have received.

“That 2017 was the label’s most successful year in its history is a fitting tribute to Colin’s commitment, dedication and drive. The company will continue to develop his legacy in the months and years ahead.”

Liz Bales, chief
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Colin Lomax, Manga Entertainment MD and former Anchor Bay UK chief, dies aged 56

Distribution veteran died between Christmas and New Year.

Source: Manga Entertainment

Colin Lomax

Colin Lomax, CEO of Manga Entertainment and former head of Anchor Bay UK, has died at the age of 56.

The UK distribution veteran died unexpectedly between Christmas and New Year while in Devon. The cause of death has yet to be determined.

Day-to-day running of Manga Entertainment will be overseen by Manga Entertainment COO Jerome Mazandarani.

A statement from Manga Entertainment read: “The team here at Manga Entertainment is deeply shocked and saddened at Colin’s passing and our thoughts are with his wife, Lisa, at this time. We’d like to thank everyone for the tributes and many messages of support and condolence we have received.

“That 2017 was the label’s most successful year in its history is a fitting tribute to Colin’s commitment, dedication and drive. The company will continue to develop his legacy in the months and years ahead.”

Liz Bales, chief
See full article at ScreenDaily »

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ + ‘Doctor Who’ Filming Now in the U.K.

Actors of United Kingdom, salutations! Here’s the freshest scoop on an exciting array of projects filming near and across the home nations. This info is piping hot, so roll up your sleeves and prepare for a helping of juicy industry details. Freddie Mercury fans, listen up! “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a new biopic about the late Queen frontman, seems to have resumed filming in and around London after replacing director Bryan Singer with Dexter Fletcher. Our sources tell us that Susie Figgis is in charge of casting. With producers like Robert De Niro and Brian May, don’t delay in seeking out any extra opportunities that might pop up. Can you do the fandango? Whovians, don’t miss your chance: “Doctor Who 11” is now filming once again Wales. The newest season is cast by Andy Pryor and is directed by Jamie Childs. Helmed by William McGregor, “The Dark Outside” is shooting
See full article at Backstage »

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Dexter Fletcher

Dexter Fletcher is the kind of actor that you look at and just know you’ve seen somewhere before but you can’t place it until you happen to watch that movie or show and then say “a-ha!”. He’s shown his skills more than once throughout several projects as he’s taken on different accents and roles in order to become a kind of chameleon so far as his voice talents go. His looks are pretty distinctive and usually have to be dressed up in some manner to obscure his facial features, otherwise he’s easy enough to point out. His acting however is

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Dexter Fletcher
See full article at TVovermind.com »

The Bryan Singer Timeline: a History of Allegations and Defenses, from Troubled Films to Sexual Assault Claims

  • Indiewire
The Bryan Singer Timeline: a History of Allegations and Defenses, from Troubled Films to Sexual Assault Claims
Bryan Singer has had a ruinous week. On December 4, 20th Century Fox fired Singer from the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” for abandoning the London set; on December 6, the studio announced Dexter Fletcher as his replacement. In a statement, Singer ascribed his absence on “Bohemian Rhapsody” to caring for an ailing parent, but Fox also declined to renew its long-term deal with Singer’s production company, while his longtime publicist cut ties a few months ago.

Read More:Fox Fired Bryan Singer, but It Won’t Be Able to Remove Him as the Director of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody

And then, on December 7, Singer hit the news cycle again: In a lawsuit filed by attorney Jeff Herman, Cesar Sanchez-Guzman accused Singer of sexually assaulting him in 2003, when Sanchez-Guzman was 17.

All of this represents a tremendous comedown for Singer, a blockbuster director whose films have made over $1 billion in domestic release alone.
See full article at Indiewire »

Bryan Singer Accused of Raping 17-Year-Old Boy in 2003

Bryan Singer Accused of Raping 17-Year-Old Boy in 2003
Bryan Singer was sued Thursday for allegedly raping a 17-year-old boy on a yacht in Seattle in 2003.

The alleged victim, Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, accused the director of forcing him to perform oral sex. According to the suit, which was filed in state court in Seattle, the director then forcibly performed oral sex on Sanchez-Guzman and then anally penetrated him.

Later, Singer approached Sanchez-Guzman and told him he was a producer and could help him get into acting if he did not say anything about the incident, the suit alleges.

“He then told Cesar that no one would believe him if he ever reported the incident, and that he could hire people who are capable of ruining someone’s reputation,” the lawsuit states.

The yacht was owned by Lester Waters, a wealthy tech investor “who frequently hosted parties for young gay males in the Seattle area,” the suit alleges.

A Singer representative said he “categorically denies these allegations
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Bryan Singer Was Replaced on Bohemian Rhapsody By Director Dexter Fletcher

Following the big fallout between director Bryan Singer and Fox, the studio has officially replaced Singer as the director of Bohemian Rhapsody. Singer was fired from the production earlier this week and now director Dexter Fletcher will finish the film.

Fletcher is an interesting choice. He directed the wonderful film Eddie The Eagle and has also acted in a couple Matthew Vaughn films such as Kick-Ass and Stardust. Fletcher was also one of the original directors in the running to helm the Freddie Mercury biopic before Singer was involved. Maybe they should have gone with him in the first place. Deadline goes on to explain:

The studio began canvassing for replacement directors even before Singer went Awol after Thanksgiving, sources said. Fox denies this, and the studio denies that anyone but Fletcher was offered the job once Singer was sacked. My sources said that the film didn’t appeal to everyone.
See full article at GeekTyrant »

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
See full article at MovieWeb »

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,
See full article at The Hollywood News »

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Replaces Bryan Singer With ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Director Dexter Fletcher

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Replaces Bryan Singer With ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Director Dexter Fletcher
A few days ago, Bryan Singer was fired from his position as director of the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. And while the finger-pointing between filmmaker and studio continues, 20th Century Fox has already lined up their replacement: Dexter Fletcher, the English actor and director whose most recent credit behind the camera is the 2016 […]

The post ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Replaces Bryan Singer With ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Director Dexter Fletcher appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

Bryan Singer’s Replacement Found For ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

It’s funny how things work. In the early days of development on “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Dexter Fletcher was among the directors — which included David Fincher, Stephen Frears and Tom Hooper — who were eyeballed to helm the movie. As you know, he didn’t land the gig and went on to direct other projects including “Eddie The Eagle,” while lining up possible musical biopics including “Sunny Afternoon” about The Kinks, and “Rocketman” about Elton John.

Continue reading Bryan Singer’s Replacement Found For ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

‘Eddie the Eagle’ Director Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Earlier this week Fox revealed that director Bryan Singer – best known for helming The Usual Suspects and the X-Men movies – had been fired from Bohemian Rhapsody, the upcoming Queen biopic starring Twilight Actor Rami Malek as Freddy Mercury. This was particularly shocking because of just how little there was left to do on the film. With only a few weeks remaining in principle photography, it seemed like a needless stunt to replace the director. But, according to Fox, Singer had proven to be unreliable on the set: disappearing for days at a time without notifying anybody about where

Eddie the Eagle’ Director Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody
See full article at TVovermind.com »

Dexter Fletcher replaces Bryan Singer on Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody

British filmmaker Dexter Fletcher has been hired to replace ousted director Bryan Singer for the final few weeks of production on Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Mr Robot actor Rami Malek as iconic frontman Freddie Mercury.

Deadline is reporting that Fox has hired Fletcher, best known for Eddie the Eagle and Proclaimers musical Sunshine on Leith, to shepherd the final two weeks of production on the film, as well as potential reshoots.

The director was originally attached to the project back in 2013, when Ben Whishaw was set to portray Mercury.

It is not known whether Fletcher will get a directing credit on the finished film, with the final decision down to the DGA, though the release date of December 2018 remains in place.

See Also: Bryan Singer shares new image of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury from Bohemian Rhapsody

Singer was fired from his position on Bohemian Rhapsody at the beginning of the week,
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

'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
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

Dexter Fletcher replaces Bryan Singer as director of Bohemian Rhapsody

  • JoBlo
Update 2: Twentieth Century Fox has replaced Bryan Singer on Bohemian Rhapsody with Dexter Fletcher (Eddie The Eagle). Production on the Queen biopic will resume next week and there are two weeks left on the film, that is, unless Fletcher decides to reshoot a few scenes while he's at it. Update: Well, it seems that Bryan Singer won't be back after all as THR reports that... Read More...
See full article at JoBlo »

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...
See full article at E! Online »

‘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
See full article at Variety - Film News »

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...
See full article at The Wrap »

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…
See full article at Deadline »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With | External Sites