Director Bryan Singer Has Been Fired From The Queen Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Director Bryan Singer right has been dropped from'Bohemian Rhapsody' the Queen biopic starring Rami Malek left

It was announced late last week that production had come to a stop due to Singer's "unavailability", but other rumors suggested that the director and star Rami Malek were butting heads, leading to a less than ideal working situation. Actor Tom Hollander, who is slated to play the role of the band's manager Jim Beach, was also rumored to have left the film due to Singer's on-set behavior, though was persuaded to return.

Wikimedia Commons/Carl LenderQueen biopic in the works starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury.

"Bryan Singer is no longer the director of 'Bohemian Rhapsody, ' " a Twentieth Century Fox Film spokesperson told the Daily News.

Singer's clash with Malek, who portrays Freddie Mercury in the film, was reportedly caused by the director's absence and led to "on-set chaos".

One source states that Singer claims he is "suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder" due to the animosity and tension on the Bohemian Rhapsody set.

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The director apparently went missing several times during the shoot (he reportedly has a history of doing this) forcing his cinematographer, Thomas Newton Sigel, to direct several scenes. Before Thanksgiving, Malek confronted Singer about being unprofessional, however it did not get physical and according to the trade, the two settled their differences.

The Usual Suspects director was also co-producing the film, alongside Robert De Niro and Queen stars Brian May and Roger Taylor.

According to THR, the studio only has about two more weeks left of principal photography on the film, but is still expected to name a directorial replacement for Singer in the coming days.

Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that Singer, who according to reports has frequently been late to set, has made filming hard.

No word yet on whether the chaos behind the scenes will have any affect on the release of Bohemian Rhapsody, which is now set to premiere on December 25, 2018.

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