Director Bryan Singer fired from upcoming Queen biopic

Director Bryan Singer fired from upcoming Queen biopic

Only two weeks remain on the schedule for principal photography of the film but 20th Century Fox will likely name a new director in the coming days. Sacha Baron Cohen was set to play Mercury, but quit after arguments with Queen band members, while Dexter Fletcher was originally set to direct but quit in 2014 over "creative differences". Singer's absence led to production in London shutting down on December 1. Malek also reportedly filed complaints to Fox, citing Singer's disappearing acts as contributing to his unreliability and overall unprofessionalism.

Bryan Singer has just been fired as the director of the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

According to THR, there were growing tensions throughout the shoot; Singer was often late to set and combative with actors; one fight with Rami Malek, who is playing late singer Freddie Mercury, resulting in Singer throwing an object. Singer has left the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the middle of production. At one point, cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel was forced to step and and take on the directorial duties in his stead.

According to insiders, Singer is claiming he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because of the tensions from the on-set drama. THR is reporting that director Bryan Singer has been fired from the project and production stopped, and y'all, the details on this are wild.

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This is not the first time Singer went missing during a production.

Singer, also the director of The Usual Suspects, has long had accusations of child sex abuse hover over him - though, it should be said, much fewer formal accusations under the law. At the moment, it's not expected to affect next year's Christmas release date.

As things stand, Bohemian Rhapsody will light up theaters on December 25th, 2018, and we'll notify you if and when that changes.

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