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Hollywood Director Fired Mid-Production After He Mysteriously Stopped Coming To The Set

Vanity Fair

Bryan Singer, who was working as the director for the upcoming movie based on the band Queen, has been ousted from his role in the production.

Many were expecting something to happen to Singer following weeks of drama on and off set, as rumors of misconduct have plagued the director of the X-Men series.

The movie revolves around the the popular British pop rock band who were brought to fame in the late 70s before becoming the most famous stadium rock band since The Beatles.

While the project was a special one for Singer, there were reports that he frequently had difficulties with other members of the production team. Tensions were at an all-time high when Singer and lead actor Rami Malek got into a physical altercation which resulted in the director throwing an object.

As it turns out, it wasn't on-set problems that led to Singer's dismissal.

There are currently some debate as to the actual reason for Singer being dropped from the rock epic, but there is common elements to each side of the story.

The official version from the studio is that Singer was routinely late for work and often did not show up at all.

"Twentieth Century Fox Film has temporarily halted production on Bohemian Rhapsody due to the unexpected unavailability of Bryan Singer," read the statement by the studio.

Singer offered his own account to explain his absences.

"With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the U.S. to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents," he said.

"Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services. This was not my decision and it was beyond my control."

The director has also come under heat in recent years with reports of sexual misconduct, however these instances were not mentioned in the fallout of of his dismissal.

Why do you think he was really fired?