Advertisement
Global  

“News neutrality by unbiased coverage”
One News Page
> >

Why Has Bryan Singer Been Fired From The Freddie Mercury Biopic?

One News Page Staff Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Why Has Bryan Singer Been Fired From The Freddie Mercury Biopic?by

It’s a production that has seen considerable changes come its way over the past few years – remember when Sacha Baron Cohen was in line to play Freddie Mercury? – but the drama behind the scenes on Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic centered around the late singer’s life and his time with legendary rockers Queen, seems to still be ongoing. It’s emerged early this week that the movie’s director – which now has Mr Robot star Rami Malek in the lead role – has been removed from production, and it’s something he is vehemently contesting if his interviews with the press are anything to be appreciated.

Bryan Singer has reportedly been removed from the project amid his pay-or-play contract for reasons that appear to have arisen due to conflicts with personnel on set, though Singer has advised otherwise. “With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the US to deal with pressing health matters,” advised the director via The Hollywood Reporter. “This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health. Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services. This was not my decision and it was beyond my control.”


20th Century Fox Fires Bryan Singer From Directing 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

The decision to terminate Singer from the project appears to have come after the director failed to attend to the set in recent weeks – and after apparent clashes with both Malek and Tom Hollander during production. Hollander reportedly left the movie altogether and came back – though it seems the studio may have cut ties with the director as a result of issues on-set. Addressing allegations regarding his relationship with Malek, Singer spoke out further. “Rumors that my unexpected departure from the film was sparked by a dispute I had with Rami Malek are not true. While, at times, we did have creative differences on set, Rami and I successfully put those differences behind us and continued to work on the film together until just prior to Thanksgiving.”

The main question now is – of course – who will replace Singer? With the studio still eyeing a release for the 2018 holiday season, time is ticking on a project that has seen a number of developmental twists over the years. Queen fans, hang in there – you’ll get your slice of cinematic Freddie sooner or later!

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Recent related news

Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody to premiere at London's Wembley Stadium

Bohemian Rhapsody stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury as well as Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Gwilym Lee, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Lucy Bolton.
Firstpost - Entertainment

Rami Malek Rocks Out at Queen Concert for Freddie Mercury's Birthday

The guy who'll soon be playing Freddie Mercury in a theater near you honored the iconic singer in the best way possible on what would've been Freddie's 72nd...
TMZ.com - CelebritiesAlso reported by •USATODAY.com

You Might Like


Tweets about this

Iunasnight

shan☾ @jeonpril the only good point people have made in this whole mess is that Disney still employs ppl like Bryan singe… https://t.co/vDDsMm29u2 2 weeks ago


Other recent news in Entertainment

‘I Ain’t Afraid Of Dying’: Jimmy Buffett Goes Surfing In South Carolina As HURRICANE FLORENCE ApproachesBethenny Frankel steps out for first time since Dennis Shields death, says grieving is 'like HURRICANE Florence'
Neighbors 4 Neighbors Ready To Help After Hurricane FLORENCE PassesWhat's Happening With DC's Cinematic Universe? Henry Cavill Reportedly Quits As SUPERMAN

Recent related videos

Josh Singer Is Honest About Writing 'First Man' [Video]Josh Singer Is Honest About Writing 'First Man'

Josh Singer talks about screenwriting 'First Man' at the Toronto International Film Festival. He also talks about working with Director Damien Chazelle.

Celebrity Wire -   01:50

Freddie Mercury: An Icon of Sexual Revolution [Video]Freddie Mercury: An Icon of Sexual Revolution

Not only was Freddie Mercury an iconic rock star, he was also an inspiration for many to be open about their sexuality. This is how Freddie Mercury was way ahead of his time.

FYI News -   01:00

'Bohemian Rhapsody': MovieBites [Video]'Bohemian Rhapsody': MovieBites

Bohemian Rhapsody: MovieBites - 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered..

MyMovies STUDIO -   01:46

Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Gets Rating [Video]Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Gets Rating

20th Century Fox/Getty Images 20th Century Fox's upcoming Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" will be rated PG-13. The reason: "Thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language." That..

Wochit -   00:38

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest