A few days ago, filming for Bohemian Rhapsody was suspended due to the unexpected absence of director Brian Singer on set, who was never able to return to work after the holidays. As a result, the conflict between 20th Century Fox and the director escalated to the limit, and therefore the company's management decided to say goodbye to Singer, as reported by the portal Deadline.|
The source says that initially, a misunderstanding arose between Singer and actor Rami Malek, who plays the main role in the biopic Queen, which resulted in a serious conflict. Rumors have repeatedly appeared in the press that Singer was leaving the set, and cameraman Newton Thomas Siegel took over his duties. He is fortunately familiar with Singer's style, having worked with him on Superman Returns, Operation Valkyrie, Jack the Giant Slayer, and the pilot episode of The Gifted.
Singer's constant absences nearly cost the biographical drama the loss of another actor. Tom Hollander, who plays Queen's manager in the film, was about to leave the project, but was persuaded to return. Rami Malek's conflict with the director was also caused by the latter's regular absence, his unreliability and unprofessionalism.
As for the position of Singer himself, then, according to him, they eventually reached an understanding with Rami Malek. Moreover, the filmmaker claims that he asked for a short leave from the leadership of 20th Century Fox in order to return to the United States due to the illness of a family member, but the studio did not go to meet him.
In any case, the major still plans to release Bohemian Rhapsody by the end of next year and is already looking to replace Singer. There were a couple of weeks left until the filming of the drama was completed, which meant that the newly-made director had a lot of work to do, including post-production and possible reshoots.
The Topic of Article: Show will continue without Brian Singer.