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Long-awaited Queen biopic hits a snag

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The status of the latest effort to make a movie about Queen could be veering from "We Are the Champions" to "Another One Bites the Dust."

Production of "Bohemian Rhapsody" has been halted because of the "unexpected unavailability" of director Bryan Singer, who didn't return to the set in London after Thanksgiving.

A spokesperson for Singer, whose credits include four "X-Men" flicks, attributed his absence to "a personal health matter concerning Bryan and his family." Singer will reportedly "get back to work on the film soon after the holidays."

Filming began in September after nearly seven years of development. Rami Malek of "Mr. Robot" stars as Freddie Mercury. The buzz over "Bohemian Rhapsody" was amplified recently when footage appeared online showing Malek recreating Mercury's strut across the stage at Live Aid in 1985. His resemblance to the flamboyant frontman was uncanny.

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