At Saturday’s PGA breakfast for that film about the dead A+ list singer, the producer with a royal-sounding last name completely avoided mention of the disgraced A- list director in his prepared remarks.
The new association president deserves recognition for bringing up the subject. The producer responded with the same old fake story about the director supposedly needing to take care of a sick mother.
Of course, all the usual kneepad-type Hollywood reporters simply parroted this fake story.
The real story is that the director was fired.
He was freaking out and not showing up to work, because he was worried about a then-forthcoming article, exposing some of his misdeeds.
One of those anecdotes described an underage-looking boy procured off the streets for a group sex session.
Dead A+ list singer: Freddie Mercury
Movie: Bohemian Rhapsody
Lucy Fisher – PGA President
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Producer Confirms Bryan Singer’s Reason for Leaving, Says ‘No One’ Was Attached to Play Mercury
“Bohemian Rhapsody” producer Graham King provided insight into some of the events surrounding the Golden Globe-winning film Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards Nominees Breakfast, including director Bryan Singer’s departure from the film partway through production.
“It’s an unfortunate situation, with like 16, 17 days to go and Bryan Singer just had some issues, his mother was very sick, and he’s the kind of guy that he needs to have 100% focus,” King explained at the Skirball Cultural Center. “He just said, I want to hiatus the film, and deal with what he had going on in his life. And the studio wanted to finish the film. And of course, my job is to protect the film at any cost and that’s what I was there to do.”
Fox terminated Singer under the “pay or play” provision of his contract, sources indicated at the time, due to his repeated failures to show up on the set, which brought production to a halt in Dec. 2017. He received a directing credit on the film, though was conspicuously not acknowledged during Golden Globes acceptance speeches for “Bohemian Rhapsody.” After firing Singer, Fox hired Dexter Fletcher to direct the last two weeks of the film. – Source