Bryan Singer to make documentary to respond to sexual assault allegations
The blockbuster director hasn't had a project released since 2018.
At one point, Bryan Singer was considered one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood. After getting everyone's attention with 1995's The Usual Suspects, he helped herald in the age of comic book movies with 2000's X-Men and 2003's X-Men 2.
His CV would continue to be filled with commercial and/or critical hits, including 2006's Superman Returns, 2008's Valkyrie, and 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.
That all came to an end in 2017, when Fox fired Singer from directing Bohemian Rhapsody mid-shoot, and replaced him with Dexter Fletcher, with reports at the time placing the blame at Singer's prolonged absences from set and erratic behaviour.
Bryan Singer's name was kept on the project as its official director, and Bohemian Rhapsody went on the win four Oscars and make just shy of a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Despite its huge success, Singer hasn't been able to get another project off the ground in Hollywood since.
That may be down to 2019's article in The Atlantic, in which a number of men made allegations that Singer sexually assaulted them when they were underage. Singer has denied these claims, but in the fallout of the article, Singer has moved to Israel.
In a new report by Variety, the director is now actively making three new, small budget movies set in and around Israel. Additionally, as the report states: "Singer is working on a self-financed documentary about himself and 'his struggles,' says one source who was approached about the project, and calls the pitch 'impressive'. According to his pitch, Singer plans to address the allegations of sexual misdeeds and cover his attempt at career resurrection."
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