Director Bryan Singer Fired From Freddie Mercury Biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Rami Malek stars as rock icon Freddie Mercury in an image from Twentieth Century Fox and New Regency's

Rami Malek stars as rock icon Freddie Mercury in an image from Twentieth Century Fox and New Regency's"Bohemian Rhapsody" a biopic on the British rock band Queen

'Bryan Singer is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody, ' the studio said in a statement.

In the film, Malek plays Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury. Singer's unprofessionalism and lack of reliability apparently got so bad that Malek complained to the studio, and Tom Hollander (playing Queen manager Jim Beach) briefly quit the film, though was later convinced to return.

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, revealing that Singer is no longer attached to direct Bohemian Rhapsody, the musical biopic about the life and legacy of Freddie Mercury, after his erratic behavior allegedly brought production to a standstill late last week.

Bryan Singer has been fired from the Queen biopic, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film's cinematographer, Thomas Newton Sigel, stepped in as a substitute director during several of Singer's absences.

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). A new director will be named within the next few days, according to THR.

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Singer previously directed numerous X-Men films, The Usual Suspects, and Superman Returns. It was reported the two settled their differences, and filming was set to resume-that was until Singer fired.

A representative for Mr. Singer's talent agency, the William Morris Agency, declined to comment.

Fueling tension was an incident on Friday, due to Singer not showing up to the film London's set. With two weeks of principal photography left, Fox is expected to name a replacement director right away.

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

With principal photography almost complete, the studio is reportedly still planning to release Bohemian Rhapsody on the originally scheduled date - December 25, 2018.

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