Director Bryan Singer prepares to receive a fortune with "Bohemian Rhapsody".
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is expected to make tens of millions of dollars thanks to the success of the film on Freedie Mercury and the Queen despite being fired by a series of controversially loosely described "shooting absences" and being beset by accusations of rape involving minors in recent weeks.
Thanks to a multi-hit track, including the "X-Men" saga, and an advantageous compensation deal if the film made a profit and then reached other commercial targets, two sources estimated to the THR that Singer will likely add more than 40 million dollars to ten of the starting salary. The equivalent of more than 43 million euros.
With 820 million dollars (715 million euros) and several prizes, the now nominated five Oscars, including Best Picture, was a huge success, which, according to the THR, surprised the studio itself, which is now evaluating the legal options it has in relation to this financial obligation.
According to experts in this type of agreement, Fox will have a complicated obstacle: these compensation agreements, known as "backend", usually go without effect if a director is fired for just cause. Only Singer was fired and replaced by Dexter Fletcher … but remains the only name in the credits of "Bohemian Rhapsody".