The fallout from yesterday’s firing of Bryan Singer as director of the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” continues with Singer hitting back and Fox closing the filmmaker’s offices on their lot.
Singer struck back against charges, in a statement to THR saying he was terminated because Fox would not let him deal with the grave illness of one of his parents – an issue that was taking a serious toll on his own health.
At the same time Singer’s production company, Bad Hat Harry, is reportedly vacating its offices on the lot of Twentieth Century Fox. Singer’s three-year first-look deal with the studio ended in October but was extended for the duration of the “Bohemian Rhapsody” shoot. With Fox terminating Singer’s involvement in the film, the offices are being packed up quickly.
One of Singer’s old films, “The Usual Suspects,” is also in the news today as in an interview with The Sunday Times (via Deadline) that its secondary star Gabriel Byrne has revealed its main star Kevin Spacey and his ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’ caused production to shut down on the film:
“I did not know honestly then the extent of his violence. I mean, he was kind of a joke in that people would say, ‘That’s Kevin,’ but nobody really understood the depth of his predations. It was only years later that we began to understand that [filming] was closed down for a particular reason and that was because of inappropriate sexual behavior by Spacey.”
Spacey of course is dealing with his own and much more serious issues with the actor being dropped from Netflix’s “House of Cards” recently.