On Sunday, production on the film was suspended after the director failed to show up to set. At one point, it's believed that actor Tom Hollander quit the film, in which he's playing Queen manager Jim Beach, due to the director's antics.
"Bryan Singer is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody", a 20th Century Fox spokesperson said in a statement. Cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel would apparently fill in for him, handling production in Singer's absence.
Rami Malek, who stars as the Queen frontman, complained to the studio about Singer's "unreliability and unprofessionalism", according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The decision reflected an escalating clash between Singer and actor Rami Malek and was caused by Singer's being missing from the set, necessitating the December 1 production shutdown of the film in which Malek stars as Freddie Mercury, frontman of the rock group Queen, which has been shooting in London.
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Marshal Service, began searching for the pair and the 2001 Mercury Sable in which they were believed to have been traveling. Frisina and Rodriguez were spotted on cameras in Georgia on Sunday and then at a pawn shop in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
The movie was in chaos, according to The Hollywood Reporter, due to Singer's clashes with the movie's star, Rami Malek, and his absences from set.
Director Bryan Singer was sacked from "Bohemian Rhapsody". The "growing tension" also led to an altercation between the two, T.H.R. reports; in one confrontation, Singer threw something at Malek. The studio has not confirmed when a new director will be named. Word is that Bohemian Rhapsody has another two weeks left of principal photography, before entering a lengthy post-production process.
Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that Singer, who according to reports has frequently been late to set, has made filming hard.
As things stand, Bohemian Rhapsody will light up theaters on December 25th, 2018, and we'll notify you if and when that changes. A man who claims he was sexually abused by the "X-Men" franchise director Singer said Thursday, April 17, 2014, that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and does not know why charges were never pursued.