Under Pressure: Bryan Singer Fired From BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Under Pressure: Bryan Singer Fired From BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Under Pressure: Bryan Singer Fired From BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Director Bryan Singer has been fired from Twentieth Century Fox's "Bohemian Rhapsody", a long-gestating biopic about the British rock band Queen, according to multiple reports. This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health.

While the studio did not elaborate beyond, "Bryan Singer is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody", the decision to fire Singer is said to be due to his repeated failure to show up on the sets of the film.

One source tells THR Singer is claiming to be suffering PTSD from his time on set.

Well, well, well, Bryan Singer, it looks like you did crack.under pressure.

Whatever Singer's reasons are for abandoning Bohemian Rhapsody, he'll now be forced to watch Fox and producer Graham King hire someone else to finish the film.

In the film, Malek plays Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury.

Much like Solo - which was nearing the end of its shoot when Lord & Miller parted ways with Disney - Bohemian Rhapsody only had roughly two weeks before wrapping principal photography.

Actor Tom Hollander, who plays Queen manager Jim Beach, actually quit the movie because of Singer's behavior, but was eventually persuaded to return to the production. In his absences, cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel has overseen production.

Fox Film chairman and CEO Stacey Snider and Fox Film vice chairman and president of production Emma Watts reportedly warned Singer about unprofessionalism before production began.

Despite the production for the Queen biopic put on ice and in a state of uncertainty, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is still slated to hit the theaters on its original release date of December 25, 2018.

The film's production had been dogged by reports of clashes between Singer and Rami Malek, some of which had reportedly gotten physical.

Fox promises a new director will be named soon. It was at this time Fox chose to fire him under his pay-or-play contract.

This might appear to be a shocking turn of events given Singer's good relationship with Fox where he previously shot the successful X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse back-to-back.

No word yet on his replacement, but an announcement is expected in the next few days.

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