Bryan Singer, one of the more elusive targets in the recent sexual misconduct uprising in Hollywood, has officially been fired from Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen biopic starring Rami Malek.
The reasons aren’t necessarily tied to the rumors of Singer’s sexual misconduct – which are well documented and surprisingly dodgy – as they are to his erratic behavior on set. Which may or may not lend itself to the accusations that Singer has molested underage boys. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Singer was missing from the set regularly.When he was gone, cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel, stepped in to shoot scenes.
The absence created tension between he and Malek, and it caused production to be shut down last week. Things were bad; Singer allegedly threw an object at Malek at one point. Now, it appears the embattled and – if we’re in the trust tree – genuinely creepy Singer has been removed altogether.
Singer has claimed PTSD regarding his trouble on set. That is maybe the most insulting, ridiculous claim. Oh, PTSD, Bryan? Let me introduce you to this person, who served two tours in Iraq. Own up, Singer. Stop hiding behind legitimate illnesses and admit to your own sickness.
Anywho… Rami Malek looks terrific as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. There’s no word as to who will step in and hopefully finish this movie. Someone get Joel Schumacher on the phone.