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02/12/2017 09:57 GMT

Freddie Mercury Biopic Production On Hold As Director Bryan Singer Deal With ‘Personal Health Matter’

The director did not return to the set after Thanksgiving.

Production on an upcoming biopic about Freddie Mercury has been put on hold, as director Bryan Singer takes some time off.

The movie is set to tell the Queen frontman’s life story and filming had been taking place in the UK, prior to a Thanksgiving break.

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Bryan Singer

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, a spokesperson for Twentieth Century Fox confirmed that they have temporarily halted production on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ due to the unexpected unavailability of Bryan Singer”.

A representative for the director then told the BBC that his absence is due to a personal health matter concerning Bryan and his family”.

“Bryan hopes to get back to work on the film soon after the holidays,” they added.

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Rami Malek is playing Freddie 

It’s believed that the studio is still aiming for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to be released in 2018.

After much speculation, the cast details were confirmed in August 2018

It was announced that Rami Malek had landed the lead role while Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee and Joseph Mazzello would play Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon, respectively.