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Bryan Singer halts production on Bohemian Rhapsody over "personal health matter"

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IndieWire reports that director Bryan Singer has halted production on his Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, citing a “personal health matter.” According to BBC News, Singer has stepped away from the film—which stars Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek as the electric Queen frontman— until at least the end of the year, stating that he hopes to return “after the holidays.” According to a statement put out by Singer’s representatives, both the director and one of his family members is apparently dealing with health issues at the moment.

The film is being produced at Fox, which was more vague in its statement about the decision, writing instead that, “Twentieth Century Fox Film has temporarily halted production on Bohemian Rhapsody due to the unexpected unavailability of Bryan Singer.” The film is still set for its December 2018 release date.


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