West Windsor Native & Film Director, Bryan Singer, Has Upcoming Film Put On Hold
Bryan Singer's upcoming movie, Red Sonja, has been put on hold by the production studio, Millennium Films, due to allegations of misconduct and rape against the director, according to a report The Hollywood Reporter (THR).
Several accusers went on the record that Singer had raped them when they were underage. The story was published in The Atlantic last month.
Singer's Wikipedia page says the director grew up in West Windsor and graduated from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School in 1984. In 1995, he directed The Usual Suspects. From there, he went on to direct a string of hit movies, including four of the X-Men films.
He was also the director of the Oscar-nominated film, Bohemian Rhapsody, though, according to THR, "he was fired weeks before production ended for issues unrelated to abuse claims."
THR also says that Red Sonja was scheduled to start shooting this Spring in Bulgaria. The film could have earned Singer up to $10 million.
After the allegations were made in The Atlantic, Singer responded through a statement from one of his lawyers. USA Today published the lengthy statement. In that statement, Singer says the piece was written by a "homophobic journalist" who had a bizarre obsession with him for over 20 years.
Singer also told USA Today that other media outlets (like Esquire) did not publish the story when the writer pitched it because of its lack of credible sources.
"It’s sad that The Atlantic would stoop to this low standard of journalistic integrity. Again, I am forced to reiterate that this story rehashes claims from bogus lawsuits filed by a disreputable cast of individuals willing to lie for money or attention," he wrote. "And it is no surprise that, with 'Bohemian Rhapsody' being an award-winning hit, this homophobic smear piece has been conveniently timed to take advantage of its success.'"
It's not clear what will happen with Red Sonja at this point.