Amidst accusations of unplanned absences and on set strife, Bryan Singer was fired from directing the Queen biographical movie Bohemian Rhapsody.
Director Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) has been tapped to replace Singer, who is known for his work on the X-Men franchise.
Fox made the change after Singer took a long absence from the London set without notifying the studio. His absence led to a production shutdown. There are also stories of on-set battles between Singer and star Rami Malek.
For his part, Singer says that while he and Malek did have “creative differences,” his absence came when he needed to “return to the U.S. to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents.”
“This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health,” said Singer. “Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services.”
Fox says production is set to start back up next week. Bohemian Rhapsody is scheduled to open December 25, 2018.
Source: Entertainment Weekly