Following his firing as director of the Freddy Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the Fox lot offices of Bryan Singer’s production company, Bad Hat Harry, have been shut down.
An individual familiar with the matter told TheWrap that Singer had a three-year, first-look deal with Fox that ended in October and was not renewed. But the deal was extended temporarily so that Bad Hat Harry could remain on the lot while Singer finished up “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Fox had no comment.
Production on the film was halted Friday due to what Fox said at the time was Singer’s “unexpected unavailability.” Singer was fired as director Monday morning amid reports of unprofessional behavior and conflicts with the film’s star Rami Malek. Singer later pushed back against reports of on-set dysfunction, saying in a statement Monday night that he was fired because he wanted to put a hold on production to care for an ailing parent.
“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,” he said.