Freddie Mercury Biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ In Danger As Director Bryan Singer Becomes Mysteriously Unavailable
Things are not looking great.
The Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is not in a good place right now. There have been reports of tension between star Rami Malek and director Bryan Singer—but in the movies such conflicts aren’t that unusual.
Now, however, THR reports Fox has stopped production with Singer totally AWOL:
“Twentieth Century Fox Film has temporarily halted production on Bohemian Rhapsody due to the unexpected unavailability of Bryan Singer,” reads Fox’s full statement. The crew received force majeure letters today, says one insider.
THR cited sources who indicated Singer simply didn’t come back after Thanksgiving, which obviously caused some anxiety among the movie’s producers. He may end up replaced.
Singer also reportedly issued a statement through a representative which said he was dealing with “a personal health matter concerning Bryan and his family.”
There’s been a great deal of speculation on social media as to why Singer is truly out, much of it alluding to unsettling and unsavory rumors that he’s sexually harassed multiple young male performers in the past.
Re: Bryan Singer ditching the Bohemian Rhapsody set, deleting his social media, and with sexual harassment claims coming any day now pic.twitter.com/8l81kl5Kyy
— Casey “War Path” available now!! (@CapitalF) December 2, 2017
While the claims regarding Singer’s harassment are definitely growing louder, at the moment he’s still attached to the movie.
If it makes it over this hump, Bohemian Rhapsody is supposed to premiere on Dec. 25, 2018.