This week, the temporary suspension of the filming of Being Mortal, an upcoming film written and directed by comedian Aziz Ansari (Master of None). At the time, Searchlight Pictures explained to the production team that the reason was a “complaint” whose circumstances warranted stopping the cameras. We now know that the complaint in question involved a cast member: none other than Bill Murraywho was apparently accused of inappropriate behavior during filming.
The news comes through dead line. Its sources said the alleged misconduct of Bill Murray led to halt production Being Deadly. There is currently an ongoing investigation. However, further details of the complaint, or the “complaint” in the words of Searchlight- remain in the shadows.
According to the same medium, the complaint was filed last week. In response, there was a work stoppage on Monday, April 18, which ultimately became the indefinite outage that the studio reported two days later.
“We know that all are concerned about recent delays in production and we want to provide an update. Late last week, we became aware of a complaint and immediately investigated it. After reviewing the circumstances, it has been decided that production cannot continue at this time,” Searchlight explained in a letter to the crew from Being Deadly (via dead line). “Our hope is to resume production and we are working with Aziz and Youree [Henley, productor] to determine the appropriate time.
On this occasion, only Bill Murray was charged with misconduct. However, director Aziz Ansari was also put between a rock and a hard place when in 2018 a woman reported having suffered an improper sexual approach from the comedian. Such remarks generated public debate. But they did not lead to any lawsuit from the alleged victim.
And certainly the actor Ghostbusters Y lost in tokyo It has a certain reputation for being difficult to work with someone. But something quite different (and unusual) is seeing a headline of “inappropriate behavior” with the name of it. Perhaps the more advance research, further details of the complaint aforementioned will unfold.
In addition to Bill Murray, Being Deadly Aziz Ansari features and Seth Rogen in the cast. It is based on the book of nonfiction in 2014, written by Atul Gawande. Filming began in late March and would have advanced by 50% before the recent suspension. Its release is contemplated for 2023, although it remains to be seen whether there will finally be significant delays.
Bill Murray’s admission is charged with misconduct and suspended production was first published in Cine PREMIERE.