"Twentieth Century Fox Film has temporarily halted production on Bohemian Rhapsody due to the unexpected unavailability of Bryan Singer", the studio told EW in a previous statement. Cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel had to step in when Singer was a no-show. According to THR, Malek complained about Singer to the studio, accusing him of not "not being present on set, unreliability and unprofessionalism". At one point, actor Tom Hollander reportedly left the project due to Singer's unprofessional behavior, though he was ultimately persuaded to return.
The growing tension led to a confrontation between Singer and Malek, which, while it did not become physical between the two did involve Singer throwing an object.
The decision reflected a growing clash between Singer and actor Rami Malek and was caused by Singer's being missing from the set, necessitating the December 1 production shut-down of the film in which Malek stars as Freddie Mercury, frontman of the rock group Queen, which has been shooting in London. There have been rumors surrounding Singer and the production for some time, including that film took breaks more than once because of the mercurial director going AWOL from the London shoot.
THR claims that a representative from the DGA has been on set to monitor the situation, which has apparently turned so toxic that Singer is said to be suffering from PTSD.
This follows Singer being absent from set on numerous occasions, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
However, this all occurred before Singer failed to show up on set after the Thanksgiving weekend.
Filming has been halted on the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
With principal photography almost complete, the studio is reportedly still planning to release Bohemian Rhapsody on the originally scheduled date - December 25, 2018.