As part of its deal with the disgraced child molesting/ pedophile director, this movie studio HAS to spend at least $500K to promote him as Best Director for a recently released movie.
He could be convicted of child rape and they would still have to do it.
They signed this agreement knowing his past.
20th Century Fox
“How Many At-Bats Do You Get?”: Why Fox Hired (Then Fired) Bryan Singer on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
The troubled filmmaker’s on-set chaos, penchant for disappearing and general bad behavior had concerned executives long before he was let go from the new Queen biopic.
For executives who had worked with — and suffered through — Bryan Singer, the question was: Why? Why give him a shot at making Bohemian Rhapsody when the director had such an established reputation for causing chaos on set? What won the argument, sources say, was that this was Singer’s passion project. Given his enthusiasm, taking a risk even on a deeply troubled talent might have led to rich rewards for 20th Century Fox.
But apparently, artistic rewards were not delivered in this case. Reviewers are praising Rami Malek’s portrayal of the late Freddie Mercury, but the movie is at just 55 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes at press time. Still, powered by Queen hits, the film looks to open strongly. And even before those numbers are in, Avi Lerner’s Millennium Films already is prepared to take another gamble on Singer, who is in talks to direct a Red Sonja reboot.
Nevertheless, the price for Fox was high, at least in psychological costs. Not only did the studio have to take the extraordinary step of firing Singer with weeks left to shoot, but in the run-up to Rhapsody’s Nov. 2 opening in the U.S., Fox has been cringing in anticipation of an exposé of Singer’s personal conduct in Esquire.
Reports of Singer’s erratic behavior on set go back more than a decade, but Fox lived through some of the worst of it on 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. While Singer, 53, had some good moments, one insider says, he was “emotionally very frail,” often unprepared and late to set. If challenged about his behavior, he sometimes cried. Meanwhile, there were the usual distractions, this source says. Singer had visitors constantly coming and going — “People flying in and out of town, put up in hotels, all on his dime.” Given all that, this person adds, “I was kind of shocked when they went forward with Rhapsody. How many at-bats do you get?” – Source