When Bryan Singer was fired from the Queen biopic, some of us opened up an umbrella and held on to something sturdy while waiting for a downpour of other shoes, sandals, wingtips, espadrilles and combat boots to drop. The other shoe has dropped in the form of a lawsuit by a man who claims when he was 17 years old, Bryan raped him during a party on a yacht. But Kevin Spacey shouldn’t clear out a drawer for Bryan in his room at an Arizona creep rehabilitation facility just yet. Because Bryan claims that the lawsuit is nothing but a shakedown…. breakdown takedown everybody wants into the crowded line. Sorry, I know now is not the time for a Bob Seger song, but that’s what my brain immediately starts singing whenever I see the word “shakedown.” Blame it.
Somebody over at Fox had a really long night on the phone cold calling all the directors listed in the yellowpages trying to find an emergency replacement for recently shit-canned Bryan Singer for the already-in-production Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The good news is they only had to get down as far as the “F”s before they hit pay-dirt. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dexter Fletcher will be stepping in in to fill Bryan’s oh-so-problematic shoes.
With Fletcher at the helm, production is expected to resume next week. Fletcher, who made his screen debut in 1976’s Bugsy Malone, has extensive acting credits that include Stardust and Kick-Ass. He made his directorial debut with 2011’s Wild Bill and most recently helmed 2016’s Eddie the Eagle, a biopic about the British ski jumper who took the 1988 Winter Olympics by storm.
Dexter looks SORTA familiar to me. And in case you couldn’t tell by his name, Dexter is English. He’s been in a butt load of British period movies which are like catnip to me. My husband calls them my “costume parties”. I think Dexter looks like Jemaine Clement in old man drag.
This movie has been cursed from the onset and I don’t think Freddie Mercury wants it to happen. Freddie is up in heaven right now laughing his sainted ass off at these mortal fools trying to put their stank all up on his legacy. They do be trying though. The movie is set to be released on Christmas Day, 2018. They have one year to try to appease Freddie and get their shit together. Otherwise, Freddie’s going to make sure each and every one of them gets nominated for a Razzie.
The Queen biopic lost its director this week when prolific twink hunter Bryan Singer was given his “Bye Bitch!” papers for reportedly causing a bigger on-set mess than a bunch of drunks girls doing Bohemian Rhapsody at a karaoke bar (I have witnessed this years ago and I’m still trying to forget that ear-killing sound). Bryan was accused of no-showing several times and throwing something during a fight with Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury. But according to Bryan himself, he’s the real victim here! Those diarrhea-hearted shit demons at Fox kicked him out for being sick and for caring for a sick parent. Bryan should’ve laid it on thicker. He should’ve said that he also had to care for the sick puppy he rescued from a burning building.
Producers pressed the pause button on filming of the Queen biopic last week when its director, Bryan Singer, had to suddenly step away to deal with a “health issue.” I figured that his “health issue” had to do with him getting the panicky shakes over the possibility of him getting exposed by The New York Times. But the story went that Bryan was really getting sick over working. He no-showed a few times and fought with Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury. And now The Hollywood Reporter says that Fox has fired Bryan and is replacing him. Deadline is hearing that production is not going to start up again until next year. So you may have to wait a little longer to see Rami Malek thrust his crotch as Freddie Mercury. You know who to blame.
Most of us can probably empathize with creepy director Bryan Singer (just work with me here). There have been times that you banged in sick for work and you were in no way sick. You were taking a mental health day, or had an errand to run, or had to go to jail. (A former boss of mine once utilized sick days and vacation time to secretly do his time in prison!) It’s a time-honored tradition to claim you’re dying of consumption or whatever when you’re healthy as a horse but need to absent yourself from the office. The Hollywood Reporter says that Fox has halted production on the Freddie Mercury biopic due to Singer’s “personal health matter.” It probably has NOTHING to do with him lapping Kevin Spacey in the “Dudes Who (Allegedly) Creeped On Underage Boys“ event. (Imagine those Olympics? *shudder*) Continue reading
The name Bryan Singer might make you think of X-Men movies, or it might make you think of sexual assault accusations, or it might make you think of both X-Men and allegations. But of all the accusations to come out in the past several weeks, Bryan Singer’s name has been noticeably absent. Well, Jessica Chastain recently took it upon herself to remind everyone about those allegations that have been following Bryan for years like a trail of pool water dripping off the corner of a wet towel.