Bryan Singer Fired From Directing Queen Biopic After On-Set Chaos (Exclusive)

Bryan Singer has been dismissed from a film Bohemian Rhapsody, 20th Century Fox has told The Hollywood Reporter.

“Bryan Singer is no longer a executive of Bohemian Rhapsody,” a studio pronounced Monday in a statement.

The preference reflected an sharpening strife between Singer and actor Rami Malek and was caused by a helmer being blank from a set, necessitating a Dec. 1 prolongation shutdown of a film in that Malek stars as Freddie Mercury, frontman of a stone organisation Queen. The pic has been sharpened in London.

In announcing a shutdown final week, producers Fox, New Regency and Graham King primarily pronounced filming was being dangling since of Singer’s “unexpected unavailability.” 

Trouble began when Singer went blank during prolongation on several occasions. His no-shows resulted in cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel carrying to step in to helm some of a days while Singer was absent.

Tom Hollander, who plays Queen manager Jim Beach, also is pronounced to have quickly quit a film since of Singer’s behavior, though was swayed to return, according to one source.

Malek complained to a studio, charging Singer with not being benefaction on set, unreliability and unprofessionalism. 

Singer had been warned before prolongation began by both Fox Film authority and CEO Stacey Snider and Fox Film clamp authority and boss of prolongation Emma Watts that they wouldn’t endure any unsuited function on his part. A deputy from a Directors Guild of America also arrived on set to guard a situation. 

The flourishing tragedy led to a fight between Singer and Malek, which, while it did not turn physical, did engage Singer throwing an object. Subsequently, however, a dual are pronounced to have staid their differences and filming was approaching to resume.

But afterwards Singer did not lapse to a set after a Thanksgiving mangle and is believed to have been in a U.S. for about a final 10 days, according to one source. In his absence, Sigel stepped in to helm several days of sharpened before a prolongation was close down. Singer’s enlarged deficiency was a final straw, and so a studio motionless to cancel him underneath his pay-or-play contract.

According to another insider, Singer has claimed he is pang from post-traumatic highlight commotion since of a tensions on a set. 

The studio, that has about dual some-more weeks of principal photography remaining on a film, is approaching to name a new executive within a subsequent few days. 

(Aaron Couch contributed to this report.)

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