Bohemian Rhapsody (Freddie Mercury biopic)

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  1. MrYeahbut

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    He's also starring in a remake of Papillon.
     
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    This kid is great so I have no complaints but man, reading that article made me wonder how this would have looked with Sasha Baron Cohen, that could have been amazing!
     
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    Agreed. Both are great options, but Cohen really seemed like a natural fit for the role.
     
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    Hmmm, I dont like it.

    I like the kid, and hes a great actor...but hes naturally better for the schizoid, awkward role. Very isolated. Very small spoken.


    Mercury was flamboyant and ostentatious. HUGE personality. Cohen wouldve been perfect for that role.
     
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    Fox Fired Bryan Singer, but It Won’t Be Able to Remove Him as the Director of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

    http://www.indiewire.com/2017/12/bohemian-rhapsody-bryan-singer-director-credit-dga-fox-1201903892/

    A series of stories about the chaotic set of “Bohemian Rhapsody” culminated with the announcement that 20th Century Fox has fired director Bryan Singer. Reports of Singer’s “erratic” behavior include fighting with lead actor Rami Malek, the director not showing up on set (veteran cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel reportedly stepping into the role), and after the Thanksgiving holiday, Singer disappearing completely, leaving a representative to cite a “personal health matter” concerning the director and a family member as the reason for his absence.

    All of this is set against a backdrop in which many of Hollywood’s most powerful men have been brought down by allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Hollywood is a different place than it was over a year ago, when Fox started working with Singer to develop the long-simmering biopic about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Singer has faced his own past allegations of sexual harassment, abuse and pedophilia, significant enough that students at the USC School of Cinematic Arts formally requested his name be removed from the Bryan Singer Division of Cinema & Media Studies. (The school said it would take the matter “very seriously.”)

    While Fox has the ability buy out Singer’s pay-or-play contract and replace him with someone who will finish the film — as it apparently did this week — the studio cannot change the directing credits on “Bohemian Rhapsody.” No matter who brings the film through post, it will likely be a film directed by — and only by — Bryan Singer.

    For decades, the Director’s Guild of America has had an ironclad clause in its studio contracts that states there will always be one director per movie (directing partnerships like the Coen Brothers are seen as one entity), with the DGA as the sole arbiter that decides the official “director” of a film. The DGA also maintains the right to step in and make that decision regarding the director credit at any point in the process.




     
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    Kinda sounds like this whole project should be scrapped.
     
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    With just two weeks of shooting left? Seems like cutting off your nose to spite your face for the studio.
     

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