The release of Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has reportedly been pushed forward by a month.
The film, which stars Mr Robot’s Rami Malek star as Freddie Mercury, will hit cinemas on November 2 – a month and a half before the original release date of December 25.
It’s believed that the November release date will allow the X-Men sequel Dark Phoenix to be pushed back to February 14 2019.
The latest development on the project comes after a brief period of uncertainty on the project, which saw director Bryan Singer being replaced with Dexter Fletcher.
Malek reportedly complained to the studio about Singer’s ‘unprofessionalism’ – with the pair reportedly involved in a number of altercations.
Announcing his departure in December 2017, Singer said: “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.
“Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a passion project of mine. With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the U.S. to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents.
“This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health. Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services. This was not my decision and it was beyond my control.”
The film will also feature Ben Hardy as drummer Roger Taylor, Gwilym Lee as guitarist Brian May and Joseph Mazzello as bassist John Deacon.