Bryan Singer has been a frequent flyer in the news recently and not in a good way. The well-known director was one of those named in the recent string of sexual harassment and assault accusations, with many asking for his removal from his current projects. That of which included the upcoming Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, which he was set to direct. That will no longer be the case, Singer has been removed from the director’s chair.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Singer was fired following tension between himself and star Rami Malek. The news was announced via a statement from 20th Century Fox on Monday. The announcement comes only three days after production was halted on the film due to Singer not returning to the set following a short break.
Rami Malek, who will be portraying Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, complained to the studio and had several different heated arguments with Singer. One even escalating to the point that Singer threw an object across the room.
Singer was also warned by the studio before production even began that they wouldn’t tolerate any unprofessional behavior. Then Singer didn’t return to production after the Thanksgiving break and the studio made the decision to end his involvement with the project. Fox is expected to name a replacement director in the coming days.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Bohemian Rhapsody will hit theaters December 25th, 2018