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Bryan Singer to Get Directing Credit on Bohemian Rhapsody

June 12, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer will receive a directing credit for Bohemian Rhapsody. THR reports that Singer, who was fired from the project in December, will receive credit for his work on the film. Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) replaced Singer to finish production. The film stars Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello. Also starring are Lucy Boynton, Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers and is setr to release on November 2nd.

Fox claimed that they let Singer go due to unexplained absences from set, while Singer said that the company “refused to allow him time off to care for an ill parent.” Singer said after his initial departure, “I wanted nothing more than to be able to finish this project and help honor the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen, but Fox would not permit me to do so because I needed to temporarily put my health, and the health of my loved ones, first.”

Bohemian Rhapsody traces the meteoric rise of Qyeen through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Freddie Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that was always more like a family and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers, and music lovers to this day.