Bryan Singer fired as director of Queen biopic starring Rami Malek

Bryan Singer Booted from Freddie Mercury  Queen Biopic

After growing on-set tension, 20th Century Fox has announced that director Bryan Singer has been fired from helming Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen biopic starring Rami Malek.

This decision comes off the back of numerous reports of escalating tension between Singer and Rami Malek, who voiced his concerns to Fox about the filmmaker's "unreliability and unprofessionalism".

Tom Hollander, who plays Queen manager Jim Beach, also is said to have briefly quit the film because of Singer's behavior, but was persuaded to return, according to one source. THR is reporting that director Bryan Singer has been fired from the project and production stopped, and y'all, the details on this are wild. However, after he reportedly did not come back after the Thanksgiving holiday last month and cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel had to step in to take over the production on a few occasions, movie studio executives reportedly chose to fire him.

Cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel has been stepping in during Singer's absences. Being a biopic about the life of Queen frontman and musical legend, Freddie Mercury, has that effect in public interest.

This move follows a halt in production last week, chalked up then to Singer's "unexpected unavailability". Singer did not show up to work after the Thanksgiving break, spurring rumors he would be replaced.

Previously, a representative for Singer cited "a personal health matter" as a reason for his non-showing.

This is alleged to have led to a confrontation between Singer and Malek that resulted with the director throwing an object (but not at Malek).

It's said that Singer was suffering from post-traumatic stress due to the incidents that happened on the set of the film.

Neither Singer or Malek have commented publicly on the move at this time.

Bohemian Rhapsody is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 25, 2018.

Bryan Singer in 2016 when he was promoting "X-Men: Apocalypse".

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