Bryan Singer is no longer directing the Freddie Mercury biopic entitled Bohemian Rhapsody, TheWrap reports.
This comes on the heels of reports over the weekend that Singer had “exhibited a pattern of unreliable behavior on set.” Singer’s representatives then put out statements that it was due to “a personal health matter concerning Bryan and his family.”
However, Vanity Fair is stating that this is pretty standard for the director, who has a tendency to either show up late or not at all. He has also reportedly done this on films like Superman Returns and X-Men: Apocalypse. In the case with this movie, the cinematographer was left to direct the day’s shoot on some days. A source from TheWrap went so far as to describe Singer as a “f**king lunatic.”
As of right now, it’s not clear whether or not his behavior actually has to do with a serious personal health matter, or if it’s more in line with his past reported behavior.
The film still has weeks of production to fulfill, and is set to hit theaters December of 2018. Starring in the lead role of Freddie Mercury is Emmy-winning actor, Rami Malek.
20th Century Fox is currently search for a new director, who will be named in the coming days.