According to insiders who've spoken to THR, director Bryan Singer is routinely turning up on set late for the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Unfortunately, though, we're hearing that it may be hit with a delay, as production has been halted by 20th Century Fox.
The film has been in development for years until Singer was finally able to get approval from the surviving members of Queen.
The American-British biographical drama film which is scheduled to release on the special occasion of Christmas, Bohemian Rhapsody's production work has been temporarily halted.
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Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor are listed as co-producers along with Singer. Singer has reportedly been off the set for more than a week, having never returned from his Thanksgiving holiday. Word I am hearing is that he hasn't shown up for the past three days.
Singer, also the director of The Usual Suspects, has long had accusations of child sex abuse hover over him - though, it should be said, much fewer formal accusations under the law. Singer and the other accused have long denied any wrongdoing; Singer's attorney referred to the claims as "completely without merit".
Filming for the forthcoming "Bohemian Rhapsody" has been temporarily suspended. He had vanished from the sets while shooting "X-Men: Apocalypse" and "Superman Returns". It's unclear as of now whether he'll return to Bohemian Rhapsody after recovering from his illness, or if Fox will replace the director before resuming production. Singer's representative added, "Bryan hopes to get back to work on the film soon after the holidays".