When news broke earlier this week that Aziz Ansari’s feature-length directorial debut had been put on hold. to be mortal, the exact reason for the break in shooting was not called. Reports indicated that the delays were not caused by Covid or any other illness, but they did not fully state what exactly happened. we not caused by some «complaint».
Now a new article in Term shellfish, which to be mortal was shot down after «complaining star Bill Murray for inappropriate behavior». The film also stars Ansari (who also wrote the screenplay based on the non-fiction book Being mortal: medicine and what ultimately matters) and Seth Rogen. The Deadline article claims that «insiders» told them that neither Ansari nor Rogen were «part of the complaint».
Deadline does not offer any details as to the specific nature of the complaint against Murray other than the basic description of «inappropriate conduct». They also have no idea when filming might resume or if Murray will still be in the film at that time. The result of the investigation, which is still «ongoing», will certainly play a role in these decisions.
Here is the official description to be mortal book by atul gawande
In modern times, medicine has triumphed, turning the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from terrifying to manageable. But when it comes to the inevitable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should be doing… In his best-selling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, fearlessly exposes the difficulties of his profession. Here he explores its ultimate limitations and failures—in his own practice as well as in others—as life draws to a close. Bright, honest and humane, to be mortal shows that the ultimate goal is not a good death, but a good life – to the very end.
to be mortal it was previously expected to be released at some point next year. Depending on how long production has been on hold and whether roles need to be recast, this could very well change.