Production Halts on Bryan Singer's Queen Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Production Halts on Bryan Singer's Queen Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Production Halts on Bryan Singer's Queen Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Filming has stopped on the upcoming Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, because of out filmmaker Bryan Singer's sudden absence, Variety reports.

Production on the new Freddie Mercury biopic has been suspended so director Bryan Singer can deal with "a personal health matter".

Bryan Singer's directorial film Bohemian Rhapsody is all about the British rock band Queen, the film focuses on the 15-year-long period from the formation of Queen and its frontman Freddie Mercury to band's performance at Live Aid in 1985, in addition, Mercury had died after six years of the performance at Live Aid.

It is believed that Singer and one of his family members are both suffering from health problems although there's no information on what the illness is.

Fox issued a statement addressing the situation: "Twentieth Century Fox Film has temporarily halted production on Bohemian Rhapsody due to the unexpected unavailability of Bryan Singer".

Production Halts on Bryan Singer's Queen Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' – Variety

The film is still set to his theaters on December 25, 2018. Sources tell Deadline that the film is about two weeks away from completing principal photography, so if another direct is brought in, he or she would need to finish the shoot and oversee postproduction.

Singer hadn't returned to set after the vacation, leaving producers nervous and considering potentially replacing him.

It was claimed that Singer also had a habit of vanishing off set while shooting X-Men: Apcoalypse and Superman Returns.

Gwilym Lee ("The Hollow Crown") will portray lead guitarist Brian May and Joe Mazzello ("The Social Network") will tackle the role of bass guitarist John Deacon. Mercury formed Queen with May and Taylor in 1970 and went on to record a string of his including We Are the Champions and Bohemian Rhapsody.

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