Bryan Singer Has Been Fired From The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Sacha Baron Cohen in January 2007 with his Golden Globe award

Sacha Baron Cohen in January 2007 with his Golden Globe award

Twentieth Century Fox confirmed that it had fired the director after he became unreliable, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Just last week, the studio announced that production had been suspended due to Singer's "unexpected unavailability". Malek also reportedly filed complaints to Fox, citing Singer's disappearing acts as contributing to his unreliability and overall unprofessionalism.

Tom Hollander also reportedly quit his role as band manager Jim Beach before being convinced to return to the movie.

Malek, who's made a name for himself as the star of the hit US series Mr. Robot, complained to Twentieth Century Fox about Singer's behavior. Now the studio is reporting that Singer's truancy is one of the reasons for his termination.

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

However, Singer did not return to set after the Thanksgiving break.

Many thought this reasoning seemed fishy, as reports said that Singer and actor Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury, feuded on set.

Fox has halted production on its Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" over director Bryan Singer's disappearance. His prolonged absence was the final straw, and so the studio chose to terminate his contract. According to THR, there was no physical contact but Singer did throw an object at Malek. The film has about two weeks left in principal photography, and then the new director will oversee post production and possibly do some reshooting, so there is a lot of heavy lifting involved.

Insiders said the studio still hopes to get the film on track for a December 25, 2018 release.

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