The director, Bryan Singer, lost his job on the upcoming biopic about the legendary rock band, Queen, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter on the 4th of December. The studio – in a statement to the publication – said he is “no longer the director” of the film.
THR reported that the studio decided to remove him from their project because he didn’t show up to the set and there was a conflict between himself and Rami Malek, who will star as Freddie Mercury, the central character of Bohemian Rhapsody.
The 36-year-old star of Mr. Robot said to the company, Twentieth Century Fox, that Singer was both unreliable and unprofessional. As a result, the organization relieved him from his duties effective immediately.
Additionally, the actor, Tom Hollander, quit the movie for a moment due to Singer but eventually came back to portray the manager of Queen, Jim Beach.
Singer – who famously produced and co-directed the X-Men series – allegedly did not return to set in London, England, following the Thanksgiving break.
The organization had to shut down the production on the 1st of December, Friday. The BBC obtained a statement from Singer’s representative who stated it was a “personal health matter” and Bryan hopes to “get back to work” after the holidays.
In case you missed it, Singer found himself in the news following the cascade of sexual harassment and assault allegations which began due to the Harvey Weinstein-case.
A 17-year-old boy accused Singer of sexually assaulting him back in 1999. Evan Rachel Wood tweeted at the time “Let’s not forget about Brian Singer either.” Additionally, Jessica Chastain shared an article which exposed the director’s history as an alleged abuser. Either way, Bohemian Rhapsody will hit theaters on the 25th of December, 2018.