Bryan Singer Attempts To Explain His Sacking From Freddie Mercury Bio

Esequiel Farfan
Diciembre 7, 2017

20th Century Fox has fired director Bryan Singer from the Rami Malek-starring Bohemian Rhapsody.

However, now, Singer is coming out with the other side of the story.

For his part, Singer accused Fox of refusing to give him time off to deal with health issues of one of his parents.

With previous news of clashes with star Rami Malek and his absence from set forcing production to a standstill, it comes as little surprise that Singer was removed from production.

"I wanted nothing more than to be able to finish this project and help honor the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen", Singer concluded.

THR noted that he briefly went MIA while working on both "X-Men: Apocalypse" - another Twentieth Century Century Fox film - and the 2006 movie "Superman Returns".

However, his reputation has been called into question after the Harvey Weinstein allegations hit the mainstream press. In Singer's absence, cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel reportedly took over directing duties until a new director can be chosen. Early reports suggested that Singer hadn't given any reason for his disappearances, not that he had petitioned for some time off to tend to family concerns, drawing into serious speculation what, if anything, he divulged to his bosses at Fox. Perhaps the studio decided that it would be best to sever ties with the director following the charges against him. Then on Monday the studio announced that Singer is "no longer that director of 'Bohemian Rhapsody". "Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services".

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The Queen Biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, finds itself without a director with just two weeks left in principle photography after the firing of director Bryan Singer.

Actor Rami Malek also reportedly complained to the studio and blamed Singer's unprofessionalism for the problems on set.

"Bohemian Rhapsody is a passion project of mine". This was not my decision and it was beyond my control... In his statement, Singer claimed that he was dealing with a sick parent.

A source also said Singer, 52, didn't return to filming, which is taking place in the United Kingdom, after the Thanksgiving break and producers were reportedly talking about "potentially replacing him" with a new director.

Nearly as quickly as it let go of its first director, the "Bohemian Rhapsody" biopic has found a new helmer.

The movie is still expected to be released in December 2018 as planned.

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