Director Bryan Singer Fired From The Queen Biopic BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
There have been some issues with director Bryan Singer during the production of the Queen Biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Due to these issues, three days ago production was halted on the production due to the “unexpected unavailability” of Singer. Now today, Variety reports that the director has been fired.
There are no details were given by the studio as to what is going on, but a source said the decision came following clashes between Singer and star Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury. I can't help but think that there's more too it than that because there always is. Also, do directors really get fired by the studio because they don't get along with their actors? I'm sure more information on all this will be revealed over time.
Production for the film has obviously been shut down and will eventually commence once a new director has been hired to take Singer's place.
The movie "chronicles Queen from 1970, when Mercury teamed with Brian May and Roger Taylor, until the band’s performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before the singer died of complications from AIDS. Malek channels Mercury’s look from that global-concert event."
The movie also stars Ben Hardy as drummer Roger Taylor; Gwilym Lee (The Hollow Crown) will portray lead guitarist Brian May; Joe Mazzello (The Social Network) is taking on the role of bass guitarist John Deacon; and Lucy Boynton is playing Mary Austin, the lifelong companion of Mercury.
The film is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2018.