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Bryan Singer Fired from the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ a Queen Biopic

Another Twist in the Bryan Singer helmed ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

Malek as Freddie Mercury & Bryan Singer
Malek as Freddie Mercury & Bryan Singer

A few days back, we gave an update regarding Fox has put the production of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ on hold, because of Bryan Singer’s health issue. Just a few hours back we got a confirmation that fox has fired Singer from the project. It came as a shocker because Fox studios themselves confirmed the health issues, however now it looks like a pun played by Fox’s executives after the tantrums thrown by the troubled director.

As per the reports by THR, the whole thing escalated because of the ongoing clash between lead actor Rami Malek and Bryan. And Singer’s long no-shows on the London based set resulted in firing. In his absence, the production was held together by cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel as he continued the direction. Thomas Siegel has been the director of photography for Singer’s X-Men movies, as well as Superman Returns and Valkyrie, so he knows Bryan’s way of working. It was not the only tension between Rami Malek & Singer that  brought later’s absence to the front. But, earlier actor Tom Holland who is portraying Queen’s manager had almost left the movie because of Singer’s unprofessionalism.

Bryan Singer’s Explanation

After the firing Bryan has come forward and accused Fox of refusing him time off to give comfort to his family in their tough times & himself for his health issues. Bryan also made a statement through his attorney on Monday evening after his termination “‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a passion project of mine,” Singer said. “With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the U.S. to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents. This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my health. Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services. This was not my decision, and it was beyond my control.”

Fox has another task at hand

After this fiasco, Fox is yet to finalize on the new director for the movie. As per the current conditions, ‘Newton Thomas Sigel’ is the front-runner for that role, as principal photography is almost complete and he knows in & out of the project. However, giving the reins of such a big project to a new director will not be an easy task.

For more updates on this, stay tuned and keep reading vostory.


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