Bryan Singer: Illness forces director to stop work on Freddie Mercury film

Production on Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody halted

The Freddie Mercury biopic has been put on hold

"Twentieth Century Fox Film has temporarily halted production on the Queen biopic due to the unexpected unavailability of [director] Bryan Singer", the studio said in a statement late last night. Bryan hopes to get back to work on the film soon after the holidays'.

Work on Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, has been put on hold by its production house, Twentieth Century Fox, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, which stars Emmy award-winning actor Rami Malek as the Queen frontman, has been shooting over the past few months.

While the statement cited a "health matter" for Singer's break, it has been claimed that the director has been unreliable on set. The decision was down to the "unexpected unavailability" of the movie's director, Bryan Singer.

The situation gets hard when the movie is in production and the director of the film has proven irregular.

Ben Hardy will portray drummer Roger Taylor, Joe Mazzello is in line to star as bassist John Deacon and Gwilym Lee will play lead guitarist Brian May. As per the report, the directed is missing from the London shoot for the past three days.

Of course, this is all just speculation at this point, as Fox has not commented on the state of production beyond the fact that it is now at a standstill. However, as noted by The Daily Beast, this wasn't the first or only accusation that's been made against Singer.

Bohemian Rhapsody is still set for a December 28th, 2018 release date in Ireland, though that may change if Singer doesn't return to the set or is replaced.

Singer's past directing credits include The Usual Suspects, four X-Men movies and Superman Returns.

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