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*BREAKING* Bryan Singer Fired from Queen Biopic!

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replies 92Dec 4, 2017 12:15 PM +00:00

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Fox halted production Dec. 1, saying it was because of the "unexpected unavailability" of director Singer.
The Hollywood Reporter
replies 1Dec 4, 2017 12:16 PM +00:00
According to another insider, Singer has claimed he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because of the tensions on the set.


replies 2Dec 4, 2017 12:23 PM +00:00
Singer had been warned before production began by both Fox Film chairman and CEO Stacey Snider and Fox Film vice chairman and president of production Emma Watts that they wouldn't tolerate any unprofessional behavior on his part.

So Singer has a history of unprofessional on-set behavior?

Is this common knowledge?

--Harvey L.
replies 3Dec 4, 2017 12:27 PM +00:00

I didn’t realize that another thread had already started. It’s odd, because I searched and did not find one, posted this, and then searched again, and found the one linked.

My apologies.

As the director of four “X-Men” films, Bryan Singer has shaped numerous stories about Charles Xavier and his telepathic abilities. Not even Professor X himself, however, might be able to divine ...
the DataLounge
replies 4Dec 4, 2017 12:29 PM +00:00

Why does he get big jobs? I mean, he's made, what, one outstanding movie? That was almost 20 years ago. Is there such a dearth of directorial talent in Hollywood?

replies 5Dec 4, 2017 12:33 PM +00:00

R5 He knows who the pedos are higher up. They pay for his silence by giving him movies to direct.

replies 6Dec 4, 2017 12:34 PM +00:00

Just in time...

--#Bye #Bye
replies 7Dec 4, 2017 12:43 PM +00:00

Yeah, R5, I find that odd too.

replies 8Dec 4, 2017 12:44 PM +00:00

Preemptive and precautionary. Something big is coming up.

replies 9Dec 4, 2017 12:51 PM +00:00

When he goes down, I hope he admits that he is an out of control pedophile rather than claiming gaiety. We don’t need to have his crap tarnishing the rest of us.

replies 10Dec 4, 2017 12:54 PM +00:00

R4 we will use this thread because this is the correct subject header for the big news

replies 11Dec 4, 2017 12:55 PM +00:00

From what I understand, word of mouth from friends in the know, Singer has been disappearing from the set for hours at a time, or coming in late, leaving early, ever since the Weinstein story broke. Sometimes he wouldn’t show up at all.

So this behavior didn’t just start. Now he’s completely “gone”, and has been, hence the firing. I have no info as of yet.

I apologize if this has already been posted in the Halls/Bomer thread. I have been really busy and haven’t had time to go through them.

But yes, he’s been MIA.

--OP, also known as DEN Insider
replies 12Dec 4, 2017 1:01 PM +00:00

Well he has a baby now. 😉

replies 13Dec 4, 2017 1:06 PM +00:00

He's freaking out. Blackmail probably, #metoo related.

replies 14Dec 4, 2017 1:06 PM +00:00
Why does he get big jobs? I mean, he's made, what, one outstanding movie? That was almost 20 years ago. Is there such a dearth of directorial talent in Hollywood?

Unusual Suspects, X-Men, X-Men 2, House, Days of Future Past.

He has been quite successful.

replies 15Dec 4, 2017 1:08 PM +00:00

Stick a fork in him

replies 16Dec 4, 2017 1:10 PM +00:00


--Noah Galvin
replies 17Dec 4, 2017 1:11 PM +00:00

Well, so do hundreds of working directors world wide, r13. They show up to work, and are only left off the hook via death of a spouse, child or illness or accident that renders them unable to finish the project.

Making a film isn’t like showing up a few hours late at the office due to car trouble.

replies 18Dec 4, 2017 1:12 PM +00:00

Apparently he has a history of disappearing from sets. Has done this on two previous films as well, but everyone assumed drugs were the cause.

replies 19Dec 4, 2017 1:14 PM +00:00

Yes, this is true, r19.

replies 20Dec 4, 2017 1:17 PM +00:00

Stay with us, R12!

replies 21Dec 4, 2017 1:17 PM +00:00

r19 Mr. Singer was probably exploring sensual delights. That's more important than any movie.

replies 22Dec 4, 2017 1:19 PM +00:00

I will do my best, r21. I have lots of stuff I’m wrapping up before 12/19/17, so if I disappear for a few hours here and there, I’ll be back to check in, unlike Singer.

replies 23Dec 4, 2017 1:20 PM +00:00

R23 Tell us all the gossip you know, darling! Greetings from Deutschland :P

replies 24Dec 4, 2017 1:23 PM +00:00

Yeah it was only in recent reports I found out Singer has a history of this behavior.

I know he likes his drugs and sex, but didn't realize how often he let them disrupt his work.

replies 25Dec 4, 2017 1:24 PM +00:00

He will never be President.

replies 26Dec 4, 2017 1:26 PM +00:00

Will this affect my X-Men residuals?

103 Likes, 12 Comments - Colin Hart (@officialcolinhart) on Instagram: “Even though they are small, it’s always a cool feeling getting those residual checks from SAG.…”
--Porn stars on Singer's payroll
replies 27Dec 4, 2017 1:28 PM +00:00

I have a story to tell...

--Shawn Ashmore
replies 28Dec 4, 2017 1:34 PM +00:00

The ashmore twins lived with Singer for a while, which I always found very unusual.

replies 29Dec 4, 2017 1:36 PM +00:00

On the stand...
replies 30Dec 4, 2017 1:37 PM +00:00

R29, you just know that Singer had a taste of those twins back when they were teens...
replies 31Dec 4, 2017 1:39 PM +00:00

According to Deadline, the DP was frequently having to actually direct the scenes he was shooting because Singer couldn't be found. And Singer was fighting with most of the cast and having screaming fits on set and once threw something heavy at mild-mannered Malek. It also said the studio had been looking for a replacement director for a couple of weeks.

replies 32Dec 4, 2017 2:20 PM +00:00

Alan Smithee steps in.

replies 33Dec 4, 2017 2:54 PM +00:00

You know, I can direct as well

--Christopher Plummer
replies 34Dec 4, 2017 3:07 PM +00:00

Singer aside, this Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic seems cursed from the onset.

I love Queen, and Freddie Mercury was the best vocalist in rock n roll history. I was really excited when rumblings of making this film first began. Then the drama started with Brian May, Cohen pulled out as the lead and now this.

replies 35Dec 4, 2017 3:53 PM +00:00
Stick a fork in him

Just be careful if you do.....that could be quite an explosion.
replies 36Dec 4, 2017 4:01 PM +00:00

Let's just hope he doesn't pull another 'Spacey'.

replies 37Dec 4, 2017 4:08 PM +00:00

His brand new PR guy, David Geffen, will take care of things.

replies 38Dec 4, 2017 4:13 PM +00:00

So far, the beauty of all this is that no one need come forward to "take down" Bryan Singer. Bryan Singer is doing a remarkably effective job of taking down Bryan Singer.

No one demanded he be fired for sexual misconduct (not yet, anyway.) He pretty much fired himself and at the same time rendered himself unemployable has a director of major Hollywood movies.

--Jessica Chastain
replies 39Dec 4, 2017 4:20 PM +00:00

He sounds like a hot mess

replies 40Dec 4, 2017 4:22 PM +00:00

I feel like we heard rumors during an X-Men film that he had wandered off, but I can't find the thread. Maybe it was a BI.

replies 41Dec 4, 2017 4:22 PM +00:00

Wait - WTF - his wife is Michelle Clunie, the best lesbian ever, in Queer as Folk?

replies 42Dec 4, 2017 4:24 PM +00:00

They're not married

replies 43Dec 4, 2017 4:49 PM +00:00

Statement from Singer!

“My parent is dying and no one cares!”
replies 44Dec 4, 2017 4:59 PM +00:00

“Bohemian Rhapsody is a passion project of mine. With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the U.S. to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents. This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health. Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services. This was not my decision and it was beyond my control.”

Singer claims that he and Malek had patched up their differences after clashing.

replies 45Dec 4, 2017 5:00 PM +00:00

Not another Queen biopic. I mean I love Helen Mirren as much as anyone but she really needs to find a new role.

replies 46Dec 4, 2017 5:03 PM +00:00

Empress Bryana Singer has been living on borrowed time for years.

replies 47Dec 4, 2017 5:07 PM +00:00

“One of my parents”??? Wouldn’t most people just say my mother or my father? Maybe he is still deciding.

replies 48Dec 4, 2017 5:17 PM +00:00

New allegations

The decision to fire Singer came after the director reportedly feuded with multiple actors on the set according to The Hollywood Reporter, forcing Twentieth Century Fox to remove him
Mail Online
replies 49Dec 4, 2017 5:24 PM +00:00
And according to Radar, the producer had frequent late night benders turned into crippling hangovers and threw tantrums on set that made him infuriating to work with. 'He's in really bad shape and went on a crazy bender over Thanksgiving, basically telling the studio to go f**k itself,' an insider told Radar. 'He's been on bad behavior this entire shoot, staying out until 2 or 3a.m. every night and showing up to set completely hungover or worse.' This behavior comes at the same time that past allegations of the director's sexual misconduct have begun to resurface, which have all been denied by Singer.And Radar's source said that the 'straw that broke the camel's back,' was when the studio asked Singer if there were 'going to be any allegations dropping on him.' 'If he doesn't beg for forgiveness by tonight, he's out. Emma Watts [President of Production] is sick of his s**t,'
replies 50Dec 4, 2017 5:26 PM +00:00

A lecherous hobgoblin keeps an eye out for tempting teenaged prey
replies 51Dec 4, 2017 5:30 PM +00:00
There were also new claims being made against Singer that began to emerge, including one young man who alleged that the director touched him inappropriately over a decade ago.The thread detailing that claim was taken off Twitter however and the user's profile deleted, while a story on Yahoo about the allegation was taken offline.

That was the guy who said the Entin twins held him down while Singer molested him, and he said too that he fought Singer's pimp - Wayne Castro? or Tommy Johnson? off with a lamp

replies 52Dec 4, 2017 5:32 PM +00:00

I’m cynical enough to wonder if this very public bad behavior is a big set up for the eventual announcement: “Blame all of my bad behavior, including the sex pest stuff, on these nasty drugs that I’m addicted to. I’m off to rehab now. Please don’t bug me or my child. I look forward to being an A-list movie director when I get out of rehab in a few weeks.”

replies 53Dec 4, 2017 5:37 PM +00:00

He's done, the only question is will he crack and take down Geffen

replies 54Dec 4, 2017 5:41 PM +00:00

replies 55Dec 4, 2017 5:44 PM +00:00

People, people. Brian came down with a very bad case of the flu. That is all.

replies 56Dec 4, 2017 5:46 PM +00:00

So meth, alcohol, and the constant pursuit of 16 yo twinks (remember, he’s filming in the UK, where the age of consent is 16) is now the good ole dying parent excuse.

I’m too lazy to look up the endless names of people who had dying parents while either filming on set, or touring while performing in a band.

replies 57Dec 4, 2017 5:54 PM +00:00

But did he ever make a GOOD movie?

--Thought not.
replies 58Dec 4, 2017 6:00 PM +00:00

How old are you, r58? The Usual Suspects was directed by Singer.

--The one good film under his belt.
replies 59Dec 4, 2017 6:21 PM +00:00


replies 60Dec 4, 2017 6:25 PM +00:00

I hated The Usual Suspects, which I saw in first run, long before I had any idea who Singer was. Or Spacey, for that matter.

replies 61Dec 4, 2017 6:31 PM +00:00

Singer makes good movies. Too bad he's a creep.

replies 62Dec 4, 2017 6:35 PM +00:00

Bryan Singer's Fox Offices Shut Down

The move follows the director's firing from 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'
The Hollywood Reporter
replies 63Dec 4, 2017 6:37 PM +00:00

is gravely ill a euphemism for fucked and dying twink

replies 64Dec 4, 2017 6:42 PM +00:00

I’m impressed how good Singer looks, considering his love of poppers, meth, and hard liquor.

Imagine how good he would have looked had he never gotten into that shit. I know he gets fraxel lasers and thermage done with fillers, but the body can only put up with hard partying for so long.

R64, those twinks are very young. They can withstand a few years of hard partying. Singer, not so much.

replies 65Dec 4, 2017 6:50 PM +00:00

He's getting fat.

replies 66Dec 4, 2017 6:57 PM +00:00

You would get fat too if you were under constant suspicion, believe me!

replies 67Dec 4, 2017 7:11 PM +00:00
I’m too lazy to look up the endless names of people who had dying parents while either filming on set, or touring while performing in a band.

Or stayed in the competition and won an Olympic medal after hearing their mother suddenly died.

--Joannie Rochette
replies 68Dec 4, 2017 8:09 PM +00:00

So, is the film still going to be completed for a Dec. 2018 release? Will Singer's name be struck from the credits?

replies 69Dec 4, 2017 8:30 PM +00:00

Late night benders and on-set meltdowns: How ticking time bomb Bryan Singer 'disintegrated on-set of new Queen biopic and was fired after execs feared allegations of sexual harassment were about to drop'

The decision to fire Singer came after the director reportedly feuded with multiple actors on the set according to The Hollywood Reporter, forcing Twentieth Century Fox to remove him
Mail Online
replies 70Dec 5, 2017 8:15 AM +00:00

Too ugly to be gay.

replies 71Dec 5, 2017 2:00 PM +00:00

Tell that to Charles Laughton's ghost, R71.

replies 72Dec 5, 2017 2:12 PM +00:00

So his parent was sick during the filming of X-MEN APOCALYPSE?

replies 73Dec 5, 2017 3:31 PM +00:00

R63 My brother is currently working on a project at Fox and is a couple bungalows away from Bryan Singer's. He sent me a pic of the movers moving all Singer's shit out which was kind of fun, but unfortunately he didn't really have any good gossip for me to share here. He just said no one is surprised and people are just annoyed he's been able to get away with this shit for so long.

replies 74Dec 5, 2017 3:50 PM +00:00

I would say Singer is going nuts because he is constantly meeting with his team and is writing huge cheques and knows he will be financially and professionally ruined when the dust settles.

replies 75Dec 5, 2017 4:08 PM +00:00

It's bound to be a piece of shit anyway with the surviving members wanting it to be about THEM mostly.

replies 76Dec 5, 2017 4:34 PM +00:00

I doubt the actor could be convincing as Freddie Mercury.

replies 77Dec 5, 2017 4:49 PM +00:00

I briefly met the Entin twins at a neighbor's party probably around 2009. The neighbors were a couple and one of them had brought about fifty twinks home from....? It was early-ish so it wasn't like the bars had closed or anything and they all looked like sweaty, 17-year-old, douche bros. I was introduced to the twins inside ("Oh, you're like the same person..."), while I was getting a drink, and later encountered them again out on the porch where a group of guys, including the neighbor I was friendliest with, were half-heartedly playing poker. I wish I could remember specifically what he did, but whatever it was, Edmund did something so awful (with his dick out of his pants) that the game ended and they were both kicked out. I just caught the tail end of the event of Edmund being really nasty to the other guy, my neighbor buddy ending the game and telling him he needed to go and then the twins standing on the curb deciding where to go next. I thought, at first, that my neighbor buddy and the other dude who was upset about whatever it was were over-reacting but I know they told me and my response changed to being totally creeped out.

replies 78Dec 5, 2017 5:38 PM +00:00

Destroyed. Loving it.

replies 79Dec 5, 2017 5:41 PM +00:00

Am I the only one who thinks he was cute? He looks weird and puffy now, but I would have done him in the 90s

replies 80Dec 5, 2017 5:59 PM +00:00

Why would you have a baby with a man with his reputation?

replies 81Dec 5, 2017 7:04 PM +00:00
Why would you have a baby with a man with his reputation?

The same reason Vincente Minnelli banged Judy Garland. But he's no Vincente Minnelli.

replies 82Dec 5, 2017 7:05 PM +00:00

"Why would you have a baby with a man with his reputation?"

Why did Helen Hunt and that Dianne woman "date" Kevin Spacey when they almost certainly knew his reputation like everyone else in Hollywood?

replies 83Dec 5, 2017 7:09 PM +00:00

Just think, only a decade or so ago you'd have to have been witness to death and destruction to suffer from PTSD.

What wondrous times we live in!

Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan returned from war with a severe case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. But thanks to a Service Dog named Tuesday, Luis has tur...
replies 84Dec 5, 2017 7:40 PM +00:00

Quite apart from its troubled history, the film looks doomed by its lead. Facially and bodily he's really not close enough to being FM. He looks like the keen but unconvincing singer in a Queen tribute band.

Sacha Baron Cohen might indeed have conjured FM better, but clearly he dodged a big bullet here, or at least a heavy object thrown at him by Singer. Sad, but there's loads of great original footage, so this doubtless airbrushed project seems misbegotten from the start.

replies 85Dec 5, 2017 8:15 PM +00:00

R78 there's been suggestions those twins were grooming young kids for their sugar daddies. Everyone who has reported meeting them says they are nasty, cruel and above themselves.

replies 86Dec 6, 2017 1:30 AM +00:00

Bryan and his crew are total trash. I can’t believe this man has continued to get work and that his demise hasn’t happened earlier. Even if he wasn’t a twink teen chaser, the drugs and booze alone rendered him useless and a poor bet from the onset.

The people who are responsible for putting this project on his shoulders are completel idiots.

I no longer have any interest in seeing this film. Just the egos involved with the remaining members of Wueen is enough. It’s incomprehensible to me that they do not seem to grasp that while they are obviously appreciated for their great work with Queen, no one ever gave a flying fuck, or even a penny, to see THEM on stage while Mercury was still alive. Without Mercury, there is no Queen, and NO ONE wants to see some movie about any of them.

Cohen dodged a bullet indeed.

replies 87Dec 6, 2017 2:09 AM +00:00

I'm willing to console the Entin Twins in my bed.

replies 88Dec 6, 2017 2:28 AM +00:00

r88 I think any man would be willing!

replies 89Dec 6, 2017 4:17 AM +00:00

R83, Helen would beard for Rip Taylor if she thought it would take the heat off her own closet.

replies 90Dec 6, 2017 7:36 AM +00:00

The Entin twins are creepy looking and belong in a horror movie or part of the Addams family.

replies 91Dec 6, 2017 11:19 AM +00:00

They are, r91. I wouldn’t want them in my house, much less my bed.

replies 92Dec 6, 2017 12:12 PM +00:00