Saturday, 16 December, 2017

Bryan Singer Fired from Queen Biopic Following Altercation with Rami Malek

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The studio issued this vague statement: "Twentieth Century Fox Film has temporarily halted production on Bohemian Rhapsody due to the unexpected unavailability of Bryan Singer". Cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel would apparently fill in for him, handling production in Singer's absence. Malek also reportedly filed complaints to Fox, citing Singer's disappearing acts as contributing to his unreliability and overall unprofessionalism. Sources close to the outlet state that Tom Hollander, who portrays Queen band manager Jim Beach, "briefly quit the film" due to Singer's erratic behavior, though he was ultimately "persuaded to return".

Representatives for Singer and representatives for Malek have not yet responded to Vanity Fair's request for comment about the reported firing.

Trouble began when Singer went absent during production on several occasions.

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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. The movie is being directed by Bryan Singer, and we were being told that Singer was stepping back from the production. His prolonged absence was the final straw, and so the studio chose to terminate his contract.

Filmmaker Bryan Singer will no longer helm the years-in-the-works Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Malek complained to the studio, according to THR, claiming that the director was not showing up and that he was both unreliable and unprofessional. There are two weeks of principal photography left on the film, T.H.R. notes.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25, 2018.

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