Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Bryan Singer Fired From Bohemian Rhapsody Film Mid-Production

Bryan Singer Fired From Bohemian Rhapsody Film Mid-Production

The Usual Suspects filmmaker halted production last week after being "unexpectedly unavailable", according to 20th Century Fox, which has now confirmed he's no longer in the job. At one point, actor Tom Hollander reportedly left the project due to Singer's unprofessional behavior, though he was ultimately persuaded to return.

"Bryan Singer is no longer the director of 'Bohemian Rhapsody, '" the studio said in a statement. It all seemed to turn around when Mr. Robot's Rami Malek was cast in his place; the first image of him as Mercury was awesomely accurate. Singer's absence led to production in London shutting down on December 1.

Rami Malek, who stars as the Queen frontman, complained to the studio about Singer's "unreliability and unprofessionalism", according to the Hollywood Reporter.

After taking a leave of absence to deal with "health reasons", Twentieth Century Fox has officially fired Bryan Singer from their seemingly doomed Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.

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Despite being over a year away, one of next year's most anticipated movies was quickly pegged to be already Bryan Singer's Bohemian Rhapsody. Cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel had to step in when Singer was a no-show.

As for the aforementioned clash between Singer and Malek, the tension came to a confrontation that didn't escalate to becoming physical, but did result in Singer throwing an unidentified object.

Trouble began when Singer went missing during production on several occasions. Over the past decade, multiple sexual assault allegations have been made against the former X-Men director - Jessica Chastain, for instance, recently highlighted past accusations lodged against Bryan Singer - though there's been no mention of any fresh allegations at press time. A source from the production has revealed that Singer has never returned to the set since Thanksgiving Day.

Bohemian Rhapsody now is scheduled to premiere in December 2018.

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