Searchlight Pictures Suspends ‘Being Mortal’ Production Over Reported Complaint Against Bill Murray

Searchlight Pictures suspended production of its new movie, “Being Mortal,” over a complaint about actor Bill Murray’s inappropriate behavior on set.

In a letter to the cast and crew on April 20, the film studio said they decided to suspend production after being made aware of a complaint last week.

The studio had paused production on April 18.

The nature of the complaint against Murray is unknown.

It is not clear if Murray will stay on board the film or if he will be recast.

It is also unknown if the suspension will affect the movie’s release date. It is scheduled to release theatrically in 2023.

Principal photography had started on March 28 and nearly half of the movie had already been shot.

The movie, which would mark the directorial debut of actor Aziz Ansari, who also stars in it alongside Murray and Seth Rogen, is based on Atul Gawande’s nonfiction book, “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.”

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