Bill Murray is under investigation for an allegation of improper conduct on the Being Mortal series, according to reports.
Following the suspension of film production on Monday (April 18), Deadline reports that the suspension is due to a complaint filed against the actor last week.
Details of the allegation are unknown and it is unclear whether Murray will continue to be involved in the project. The film’s production company, Searchlight Pictures, told the publication “it is not commenting on ongoing investigations.”
The cast and crew were informed of the suspension in a letter sent out Wednesday night (April 20), which read (by Deadline): “Late last week, we were notified of a complaint, and we are immediately investigating. After reviewing the circumstances, it was decided that production could not continue at this time. “
They also said, “We really appreciate everyone for everything they put into this project. We hope to resume production and we are working with Aziz and Youree to find out that time.”
Murray takes to the stage alongside Aziz Ansari and Seth Rogen in Being Mortal. According to the report, none of them were part of the complaint.
Ansari is written and directed by Being Mortal in his first directorate, with his partner Youree Henley.
The film is based on the non-fiction book Being Mortal: Medicine And What Matters In The End by Atul Gawande. Its premiere was scheduled for 2023, although it is unclear whether the suspension of production will affect the release date.
NME has contacted representatives of Murray and Searchlight Pictures for comment.