Published: Mon, February 11, 2019

BAFTA drops Singer’s name from film credits

BAFTA drops Singer’s name from film credits

Despite the latest allegations against Singer, Millennium Films boss Avi Lerner has recently confirmed that the director remains attached to the upcoming Red Sonja reboot, a project he first joined back in October following his firing from Bohemian Rhapsody.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" received seven BAFTA film nominations in all.

In a statement on Wednesday BAFTA said it considered Singer's alleged behavior "completely unacceptable and incompatible" with its values. King and McCarten remain nominated, while Bohemian Rhapsody will also contest a further six BAFTA Awards.

The film and others nominated for it will remain eligible for BAFTAs, which will be presented Sunday. "This has led to Mr. Singer's suspended nomination", the statement continues. BAFTA notes Mr. Singer's denial of the allegations. However, in December 2017, it was reported that the production had been halted as Singer had gone AWOL. Validity of the above story is for 7 Days from original date of publishing.

Bryan was sacked from the film three weeks before production wrapped up, as a source told BBC that his departure was allegedly due to "unreliable behaviour".

Singer has denied the allegations, saying in a statement published at the time by online magazine Deadline that The Atlantic article was "a homophobic smear piece".

Last month, Bohemian Rhapsody was removed as a nominee at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards ceremony following the allegations.

Rami Malek, who played Freddie Mercury, was previously seen as a likely Bafta best actor victor (and possible Oscar champ).

In a statement, GLAAD said: "This week's story in The Atlantic documenting unspeakable harms endured by young men and teenage boys brought to light a reality that can not be ignored or even tacitly rewarded".

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