Queen Biopic Director Fired After On-Set Chaos

Director Bryan Singer has been fired from the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody after a chaotic on-set fight with the star of the film, Rami Malek, and not returning after Thanksgiving to the production. “Bryan Singer is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody," Twentieth Century Fox said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tension grew on set due to the director's absence during several occasions and production of the film was halted due Singer's "unexpected unavailability." Cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel was forced to step in when Singer was a no-show and Tom Hollander, who plays Queen manager Jim Beach, quit the film briefly due to Singer's behavior. 

Singer almost got physical with the star of the film Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury, and reportedly threw an object at the actor. The director never returned after the Thanksgiving break which was the final straw for the studio and they terminated him under his pay-or-play contract.

The film is expected to name a new director in a few days. 


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