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EntertainmentBryan Singer's 'Red Sonja' Movie on Hold Amid Controversy

20:45  11 february  2019
20:45  11 february  2019 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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Millennium Films is putting Red Sonja on hold amid renewed controversy surrounding director Bryan Singer . Singer has not officially been removed Last month, The Atlantic published an investigative piece in which multiple new accusers claimed Singer raped them when they were underage.

Singer has denied any wrongdoing. Also Read: Bryan Singer to Remain as ' Red Sonja ' Director Despite New Sexual Misconduct Accusations. “It’ s sad that The Atlantic would stoop to this low standard of journalistic integrity,” Singer said in a statement released through his attorney about what

Bryan Singer's 'Red Sonja' Movie on Hold Amid Controversy

Millennium Films is putting Red Sonja on hold amid renewed controversy surrounding director Bryan Singer.

Singer has not officially been removed as director of the film, but it is no longer on the company's slate and it is not being shopped at this year's European Film Market in Berlin, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Last month, The Atlantic published an investigative piece in which multiple new accusers claimed Singer raped them when they were underage. In the wake of the piece, Millennium Films CEO Avi Lerner released a controversial statement to THR in which called the Atlantic article "agenda driven fake news. He also said he would allow Singer to continue as director.

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Millennium Films has delayed shooting Bryan Singer ' s " Red Sonja " movie this year in the wake of recent accusations of sexual assault and misconduct against him. “The project is not on the slate at the moment and is not for sale at the European Film Market in Berlin,” a spokeswoman for Avi Lerner's

Millennium Films has delayed shooting Bryan Singer ’ s “ Red Sonja ” movie this year in the wake of recent accusations of sexual assault and misconduct against him. “The project is not on the slate at the moment and is not for sale at the European Film Market in Berlin,” a spokeswoman for Avi Lerner’s

The statement was widely criticized, and Lerner later told THR that crisis PR guru Howard Bragman had written the statement and Lerner said he OK'd it without reading it.

"I don't want to apologize. I just want to clarify [the statement]," Lerner told THR last month. "I think victims should be heard and this allegation should be taken very, very seriously. I just don't agree to judge by the Twitter. I want [the accused] to be judged by the court."

Red Sonja would have been in the $70 million to $80 million budget with up to $10 million payday for Singer. The female-empowered story was expected to begin shooting in Bulgaria in the spring.

—Alex Ritman contributed to this story.

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