Magazine article Screen International

Bryan Singer Releases Statement after Queen Biopic Sacking

Magazine article Screen International

Bryan Singer Releases Statement after Queen Biopic Sacking

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Director says he asked Fox for time off to deal with “pressing health matters concerning one of my parents”.

Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer has released a statement after the director was sacked from Twentieth Century Fox’s Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody last night (4 Dec).

Singer said the studio was “unwilling” to give him time off to care for a sick relative.

In the statement, released through his attorney, he said: “Bohemian Rhapsody is a passion project of mine. 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. This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health. Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services. …

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