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Fox Halts Production on Queen Biopic Due to Bryan Singer Absence

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    The Hollywood Reporter:

    Fox has halted production on the studio’s Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, due to the “unexpected unavailability” of director Bryan Singer.

    Rami Malek is starring as the legendary frontman Freddie Mercury in the movie that had been filming in London.

  2. carlosonthedrums

    Cooler than a polar bear's toenails Prestigious

    I used to have so much respect for this man and his work, but he's another one whose behavior has been revealed to be massively disappointing.
  3. Darth Amory

    Sith Lord.

    Sounds like he's been sketchy for a while.

    Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Singer failed to return to set after the Thanksgiving holiday break, leaving producers nervous about the state of the production and talking about potentially replacing him.

    In a statement to the BBC, a rep for the director says his absence is due to "a personal health matter concerning Bryan and his family." However, sources say that filming on the biopic has not been easy. For example, insiders tell THR that producers and his star had grown tired of Singer's behavior, which saw him routinely show up late to set. Another source has said that a cinematographer had to step in and direct during a previous "non-showing."

    This is not first time that Singer has disappeared during a production. He momentarily vanished during the shooting of 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse and 2006's Superman Returns."
  4. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

  5. AVanMill17


    I've honestly felt from the beginning that he wasn't the right choice for this biopic, so this is a relief that he's gone from the project.
  6. Analog Drummer


    Get Taiki Waititi plz
  7. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    rumors have been around Singer for a while, i sincerely hope this is connected to that and he goes down. also hope that the film gets back on track, Rami Malek is wonderful and deserves a spotlight
  8. tdlyon

    Most Dope Supporter

    I feel like the shoe is about to come down on him

    (that's the expression, right?)