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Bohemian Rhapsody director and producer, Bryan Singer, has been fired as director of the Queen biopic.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Freddie Mercury actor Rami Malek had charged Singer with not “being present on set, unreliability and unprofessionalism.”
Singer reportedly became violent on set, even going as far as “throwing an object” at Malek. They also report that Tom Hollander, who plays Queen's manager Jim Beach, had quit the film briefly because of Singer's unprofessional behavior.
“Bryan Singer is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody,” the studio said in a statement to THR.
It was reported over the weekend that production had been temporarily halted due to Singer's absence: “Twentieth Century Fox Film has temporarily halted production on Bohemian Rhapsody due to the unexpected unavailability of Bryan Singer.”
Singer had reportedly not returned to work following the biopic's Thanksgiving break, with his “unexpected unavailability” due to “a personal health matter concerning Bryan and his family.” The film about the legendary rock band had been filming in England up until the hiatus.
As previously reported, the film chronicles Queen from 1970 to their performance at Live Aid in 1985—six years before Mercury passed away from complications from AIDS.
THR say the film is expected to name a new director within the next few days.