It looks like that unexpected leave of absence Bryan Singer was taking from the production of Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen biopic starring Rami Malek as Freddy Mercury, has turned into a permanent vacation. THR reports that 20th Century Fox told them in a statement that Singer is no longer the director of the film.
THR goes on to report that the production was enveloped in “chaos” due to Singer feuding with star Rami Malek. According to the report, Malek was unhappy with repeated absences from the set by Singer, and their disagreement developed into a confrontation that reportedly involved Singer “throwing an object.” Fox also warned Singer, according to THR, for unprofessional behavior and a representative of the Directors’ Guild had to be on hand at the site to oversee things. THR also reports that an “insider” says Singer claims to be suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome due to the friction on set.
Singer’s latest unexplained absence was the final straw for Fox, and when it comes to directors for Bohemian Rhapsody, it looks like Another One Bites The Dust. Fortunately, we’ll assume that the studio will look to hire a new director asap, as The Show Must Go On. Is Joss Whedon available? How about Josh Trank?