Twentieth Century Fox announced that it has temporarily halted production on the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, featuring Rami Malek as their iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury. "Twentieth Century Fox Film has temporarily halted production on Bohemian Rhapsody due to the unexpected unavailability of Bryan Singer," the studio said Friday. The U.S.-based director had been showing up late to the movie's set in England and then failed to return to work after the recent Thanksgiving break. A representative for the filmmaker told the BBC in a statement that Singer's absence is due to "a personal health matter concerning Bryan and his family." It added that: "Bryan hopes to get back to work on the film soon after the holidays." Bohemian Rhapsody is scheduled to open December 25th 2018.