Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Another one bites the dust

Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has already had a somewhat turbulent history, and now director Bryan Singer has been fired for erratic behaviour including a big bust-up with star Rami Malik. The show must go on, though - and despite the recent shut-down it's supposedly still on course for release in December 2018.

Apparently Tom Hollander (of Rev, among other things), who is playing Queen's manager Jim Beach, also had a falling-out with Singer and walked out, but has since been persuaded to return - a good thing, too, as he's bound to ensure the film is at least partially watchable.

I'm no hardened Queen enthusiast, but there's a potentially great story there waiting to be told - whether it is indeed told remains to be seen.

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