Production on Being Mortal Halts After Lawsuit Against Bill Murray

UPDATE: Bill Murray has finally spoken out about the on-set incident that led to Aziz Ansari’s death. be mortal being closed. While speaking to CNBC, Murray said it all came out of a “difference of opinion” between him and a woman he worked with on set. “I did something that I thought was funny and it wasn’t taken that way. » Murray seemed to give her hope and the anonymous woman could put that behind them, saying “From now on, we talk and try to make peace with each other. » He adds: “We are both professionals, we love each other’s work, we love each other I think and if we can’t really get along and trust each other, there’s no point in going further working together or to make the film as well. It was quite an education for me.

It is not yet known when and if the film will resume production and whether or not Murray would return to the film, which would have been a major way to enter production, meaning recasting it would be an expensive option.

ORIGINAL POSITION: It was reported yesterday that the production of Aziz Ansari’s feature debut be mortal was suspended. Deadline has now said the reason for the suspension relates to a complaint filed against Bill Murray for inappropriate behavior.

The nature of Bill Murray’s alleged inappropriate behavior has not been disclosed, but an investigation into the complaint is ongoing. Searchlight Pictures said it does not comment on the investigations, but Aziz Ansari and his producing partner Youree Henley have been working with the studio to determine next steps.

be mortal is based on the non-fiction book by Atul Gawande Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. In addition to directing the film, Aziz Ansari also wrote the screenplay and will star alongside Seth Rogen, Keke Palmer and Bill Murray. There aren’t many details about the movie, but the book explores the concepts of death and aging and how the medical profession tends to mishandle the two. Here is the official description of the novel with more information:

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injuries and illnesses from painful to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should. Through revealing research and compelling stories from her own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Safety-first nursing homes argue with residents about what food they are allowed to eat and what choices they are allowed to make. Doctors, uncomfortable discussing patients’ anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that actually shorten life instead of improving it. And the families accept all of this.

Aziz Ansari will then lend his voice to Bob’s Burger movie information on May 27, 2022.

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