Some breaking news. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Bryan Singer has been fired from directing Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic of rock group Queen. “Bryan Singer is no longer the director of Bohemian Rhapsody,” 20th Century Fox said in a statement.

Production was shut down recently after the sudden, “unexpected unavailability” of the director.

The Hollywood Reporter has more.

The decision reflected a growing clash between Singer and actor Rami Malek and was caused by Singer’s being missing from the set, necessitating the Dec. 1 production shut-down of the film in which Malek stars as Freddie Mercury, frontman of the rock group Queen, which has been shooting in London.

In announcing the shut down last week, producers Fox, New Regency and Graham King initially said filming was being suspended because of Singer’s “unexpected unavailability.” 

Bohemian Rhapsody has been shooting in London where cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel having to step in to helm some of the days while Singer was missing.

Two weeks are reportedly left on the film’s shoot. A replacement director is to be announced shortly, so said the statement.

More at the end of the link above.