Bryan Singer Has Reportedly Been Fired from the Queen Biopic

Bryan Singer Has Reportedly Been Fired from the Queen Biopic

20th Century Fox has fired director Bryan Singer from its Queen biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody", the studio confirmed to Business Insider. Cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel has had to fill in for the director on several days when Singer went missing, according to THR.

As for the aforementioned clash between Singer and Malek, the tension came to a confrontation that didn't escalate to becoming physical, but did result in Singer throwing an unidentified object.

Tensions have grown on set between the director and star Rami Malek, who is playing Freddie Mercury, over Singer's absence. Singer's absence led to production in London shutting down on December 1.

The two eventually chose to move forward, but after Singer did not return to the set after Thanksgiving - he's reportedly told people he's been suffering P.T.S.D. because of on-set friction - Sigel directed several scenes and production was stopped. They also reported that Singer is hoping to be back on set after the holiday vacation. His prolonged absence was the final straw, and so the studio chose to terminate his contract.

However, Singer never returned to set after the Thanksgiving break.

But then Singer did not return to the set after the Thanksgiving break and is believed to have been in the USA for about the last ten days, according to one source. With two weeks of principal photography left, Fox is expected to name a replacement director right away.

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