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Bryan Singer Fired as Director of Queen Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Bryan Singer Fired as Director of Queen Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

This move follows a halt in production last week, chalked up then to Singer's "unexpected unavailability". 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.

On Monday (4 December), however, the studio released the following definitive statement: 'Bryan Singer is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody'. THR remarks Singer's extended absence as the "final straw" for the studio, which led to his termination today.

The Mr. Robot star, 36, reportedly complained to Twentieth Century Fox about Singer's "unreliability and unprofessionalism".

"Bryan Singer is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody", the film's studio, Twentieth Century Fox, confirmed in a statement to ET.

Director Bryan Singer was sacked from "Bohemian Rhapsody". There was reportedly another incident wherein the cinematographer had to direct a shoot after Singer didn't show up without a word. He momentarily vanished during the shooting of X-Men: Apocalypse and during Superman Returns. There are still two more weeks of filming left on the schedule, so expect them to move fast to find a replacement, as the film remains slated for December 2018. The two were said to have settled their differences, but Singer's vanishing act for the past almost two weeks was the final straw for Fox film chair and CEO Stacey Snider, who fired Singer on Monday.

A representative for Singer did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News' request for a comment.

According to insiders, Singer is claiming he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because of the tensions from the on-set drama.

The Hollywood Reporter cites sources as saying that that Singer did not return to the London set after a Thanksgiving holiday break.

Bohemian Rhapsody is now scheduled to hit theaters in December 2018.