Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer fired from movie

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

"Twentieth Century Fox Film has temporarily halted production on Bohemian Rhapsody due to the unexpected unavailability of Bryan Singer", the studio told EW in a previous statement. In Singer's absence, cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel reportedly stepped in to direct.

The decision to fire Singer came after the director reportedly feuded with multiple actors on the set according to The Hollywood Reporter, forcing Twentieth Century Fox to remove him from the project.

THR claims that a representative from the DGA has been on set to monitor the situation, which has apparently turned so toxic that Singer is said to be suffering from PTSD.

Singer had been warned before production began by both Fox Film chairman and CEO Stacey Snider and Fox Film vice chairman and president of production Emma Watts that they wouldn't tolerate any unprofessional behavior on his part.

Further, star Rami Malek - who is playing Freddie Mercury in the film - complained about Singer's numerous absences, unreliability and unprofessionalism.

Production was shut down on the movie, which stars Rami Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, after Singer stopped showing up to work.

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Malek, who's made a name for himself as the star of the hit U.S. series Mr. Robot, complained to Twentieth Century Fox about Singer's behavior.

However, Singer never returned to set after the Thanksgiving break.

The studio, which has about two more weeks of principal photography remaining on the film, is expected to name a new director within the next few days.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25, 2018.

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.

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