Bill Murray Responds to Inappropriate Behavior Complaint and Film Shutdown – Hollywood Life



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Bill Murray spoke out following a report of his inappropriate conduct on the production of to be mortal, causing the film to stop temporarily. During an interview (below) on CNBC Television at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual reunion in Omaha on April 30, the actor opened up about the incident, calling it a “difference of opinion” between two parties, according to Variety.

“I had a difference of opinion with a woman I work with. I did something that I thought was funny and it wasn’t taken that way,” Murray told CNBC. “The movie studio wanted to do the right thing, so they wanted to check everything out and investigate and they therefore stopped production.

“From now on, we talk and try to make peace with each other,” he continued. “We are both professionals. We love each other’s work, we love each other, I think. If we can’t get along and trust each other, there’s no point in going further by working together or making a film. It was quite an education for me. I haven’t done much but think about her for a week or two.

It is still unclear if the actor will continue with the project. HollywoodLife has contacted representatives for Murray and Fox Searchlight for comment.

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Bill Murray spoke about the lawsuit against him on the set of a new movie. (Andrew H. Walker/Shutterstock)

The complaint, which was filed the week of April 11, caused the initial shutdown of production on Monday, by Deadline. The producers have decided to suspend production while the investigation continues and they have decided on the next steps to take. The project’s cast and crew were notified of its discontinuation by the studio shortly thereafter.

The film, written, directed and starring the comedian and writer Aziz Ansariis based on Atul Gawandebest-selling non-fiction book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. The project began filming on March 28, and sources said Deadline it was cut short when production was about halfway through filming. Insiders also added that neither Aziz nor his co-star on the film, Youree Henleynor co-star, Seth Rogenwere part of the complaint.

The film was originally slated for a 2023 release, but it’s not yet clear how this incident with Murray will affect its premiere date.