Filming of next Bill Murray film suspended after complaint

Protagonist of Aziz Ansari’s first feature film, be deadlythe American actor would have had a “inappropriate behavior”still indeterminate.

Is this the bug too? The shooting of Aziz Ansari’s first film, the dramatic comedy be deadly, had to be interrupted on Wednesday by the Searchlight Pictures studio, according to what the American specialized press learned on Thursday. For what reason? Due to the “inappropriate behavior” of its main actor, the American comedian Bill Murray.

A lawsuit was reportedly filed against the actor last week, says a letter the studio sent to the film crew on Wednesday. After considering the circumstances (of the complaint)The decision has been made to stop production for the time being.”affirms the document, consulted, since, by the New York Times. The undetermined accident related to the “inappropriate behavior” by Bill Murray would have taken place on Friday, April 15, a person close to the shooting specified, in off. Neither Searchlight Pictures nor Disney, its parent company since its acquisition of 20th Century Fox, would comment on the case.

A film planned for 2023

Known for his movie roles. Ghostbusters , an endless day either Lost in translation Y broken flowers Bill Murray is appreciated, on screen, for his impassive presence and cantankerous humor. Behind the scenes, on the other hand, the actor would, at least occasionally, get more carried away. the shooting of charlie And His Charlies Angels, released in 2000, it would have been notoriously tricky. “While we were shooting a scene, Bill started yelling insults; I’m not going to detail them, but it lasted a long timeactress Lucy Liu testified in 2021. Some of the comments he made were inexcusable and unacceptable.” The film’s director, Joseph McGinty Nichol, had also confided that he had received, at the time, a head butt from the actor. A memory questioned, since then, by Bill Murray.

Other personalities have also spoken out about the actor’s bloodshed. The humorist Richard Dreyfuss, who shared with Bill Murray the poster of What’s up Bob?in 1991, called it in 2019 a“brutal drunk”. the shooting ofan endless day It had also been marked by great friction between the actor and his director Harold Ramis. Actor and filmmaker Dan Aykroyd was also aware of Bill Murray’s outbursts, to the point that he allegedly nicknamed him. “the Murricane” (referring to the English word “hurricane”i.e. “hurricane”).

First feature film directed by actor Aziz Ansari, be deadly adapts an essay published in 2014 by the American physician Atul Gawande, We are all mortal: what really matters at the end of life (Being mortal: medicine and what matters in the endin English) – a bestseller in the United States. With Bill Murray, 71, in the title role, surrounded by Aziz Ansari, Seth Rogen and Keke Palmer, the film is expected to be released next year. Filming began on March 28. According to US media. Deadline production was halfway through when it was discontinued.

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