A pair of interesting projects have suffered significant setbacks in the past couple of days. First up, the long-in-the-works biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has lost its director. Deadline reports that Dexter Fletcher has departed the project over “creative differences,” just as it looked like the film was finally moving forward with an eye towards a summer production start-date. Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) remains attached to star as Mercury for GK Films and Sony, but this is just the latest in a number of problems that have plagued the film. Sacha Baron Cohen was long attached to play Mercury before subsequently dropping out over, you guessed it, “creative differences” with the Queen band members.