Bryan Singer fired from Queen biopic

Bryan Singer fired from Queen biopic

The report of Singer's firing arrives just days after 20th Century Fox announced that it had halted production on the film due to Singer's "unexpected unavailability".

'This was a very taxing experience which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health. You can't just disappear when the tough gets going, and from the outside, it appears that's exactly what Singer did here - to a studio that stuck by the X-Men filmmaker through some hard times and troubling speculation, no less.

Singer and Malek are said to have been involved in a verbal altercation on set, with Singer reportedly throwing an object.

As well as directing, Singer is listed as a co-producer, alongside Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor, among others.

According to the publication trouble on set began when Singer was MIA during production.

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Despite being over a year away, one of next year's most anticipated movies was quickly pegged to be already Bryan Singer's Bohemian Rhapsody.

Bohemian Rhapsody, the most recent draft of which hails from Academy Award-nominated scribe Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything), will tell the story of Mercury, played by Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) and his iconic rock band, Queen.

Much like Solo - which was nearing the end of its shoot when Lord & Miller parted ways with Disney - Bohemian Rhapsody only had roughly two weeks before wrapping principal photography. The director was reportedly warned by the studio prior to production beginning about his professionalism, but tensions eventually boiled over into a almost physical altercation between the director and the film's star that resulted in Singer allegedly throwing something. This meant that his cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel had to step into the helm some days while Singer was absent.

Fox promises a new director will be named soon. His prolonged absence was the final straw, and so the studio made a decision to terminate his contract. One source told THR Singer is claiming he's suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because of tension on the set. The studio is expected to name a new director in the coming weeks. Singer is known for directing films like The Usual Suspects, X-Men: Apocalypse and Superman Returns.

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