Director Bryan Singer will be given directing credit for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’
After being fired from the upcoming Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” of the director Bryan Singer will still get a directing credit for his work despite Dexter Fletcher for the processing of the last days of the production.
The news came from an interview done in Empire Magazine in which producer Graham King revealed that the Singer still be listed.
“Bryan Singer is the credited director of the film,” he said (via Variety). “Basically, Bryan had some personal problems. He wanted a break from the film to go with them, and the movie had completed. That was what it came down… It was not about re-inventing the wheel. We needed someone who would have some creative freedom, but work in a box.”
Various remarks, Fletcher said earlier that he does not want directing credit as his work on the film, which tells the life of the Queen and her famous frontman Freddie Mercury, only good for about 16 days. The Directors Guild of America, allegedly, it is required that films of only one director or directing entity, for the directors who are a strong team, like the Russian brothers.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fletcher was brought in December after 20th Century Fox, which produced the film and is the parent company of Fox News, fired a Singer by repeated absences and the alleged unprofessional behaviour that has led to a halt in the production. It Later came out that the Singer was dealing with a sick parent, which caused him to be torn between his family obligations and his responsibility to the film.
The singer denied any wrongdoing and claimed the studio was just not allowing him sufficient time for his personal problem. Now it seems that he and the studio have reached, in the middle of the problem, and he gets the recognition for his work in the director’s chair.
Singer’s previous credits are “The Usual Suspects”, “Superman Returns” and many installments in the “X-men” franchise.