Bryan Singer, the director of the smash film Bohemian Rhapsody, has officially been fired from his role on the film but is still set to make $55 million for his role in creating the film.
Singer, who has been accused of having sex with underage boys – which he denies, remains the credited director of the film, even though he didn’t finish working on it.
Two sources told the Hollywood Reporter that his hefty payday is a result of hit-making with the X-Men franchise and a ‘strong back end provision’ in his deal.
Singer, 53, was fired from the movie with two weeks left of filming.
Bohemian Rhapsody is nominated for five Oscars, and star Rami Malek won a Golden Globe and SAG award for his performance as Mercury.