Bill Murray Speaks Out On ‘Mortal Being’ Suspension, Ongoing Talks – Deadline

Murray remained silent after the production suspension was announced on Searchlight To be Mortal. Insiders add that Aziz Ansari – who stars, writes and makes his directorial debut on the film alongside his partner, Youree Henley – was not part of the complaint, nor was Seth Rogen.

Searchlight said it does not comment on ongoing investigations. Production on the film has been halted until the next steps are decided, and Murray’s future role is unclear.

The film is based on the non-fiction book by Atul Gawande Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Principal photography had begun on March 28, and sources say it was halfway through before production was halted. The plan was to release the film in 2023. It is unknown at this time if the suspension will affect the release.

Sitting down with CNBC during Berkshire Hathaway’s 2022 annual meeting of shareholders today, Murray shared his thoughts with Becky Quick. He did not provide details on what happened, but rather explained how he was coping with the fallout. Murray called it a “difference of opinion” with a woman on set.

“I did something that I thought was funny, and it wasn’t taken that way,” Murray said. “The company, the film studio, wanted to do the right thing, so they wanted to check everything, investigate. and so they stopped production. But from now on, we talk and we try to make peace with each other with others. I think that’s where the real problem is, between our peace. We’re both professionals. We love each other’s work. We love each other, I think, and if you don’t can’t really get along and trust each other, there’s no point in going any further by working together or making a movie as well.

He admitted he’s spent time since production stopped doing nothing but thinking about what happened, adding, “It’s been quite an education for me.”

“And I feel like if I don’t see that, you know, the world is different than it was when I was little. You know, what I always found funny when I was small isn’t necessarily the same as what’s funny now. Things change and times change, so it’s important for me to understand that. And I think the most important thing is that it’s best for you. other person. I’ve thought about it, and if it’s not better for the other person, it doesn’t matter what happens to me.

Murray said he was thinking, “How could I misperceive? How could I be so imprecise and insensitive when you think you are sensitive to a sensitivity you have had for a long time? So we talk about it. We’ll, I think we’ll make peace with this. I am very optimistic about this.

He added that he was trying to learn from what had happened. “I really think he’s a really sad puppy that can’t learn anymore. I don’t want to be that sad dog and I have no intention of being that. I have, what would make me happiest would be, you know , to put on my boots and that we both get back to work and that we can trust each other and work at work that we’ve both spent a lot of time developing the skills of, and I hope to do something that is good for more than the two of us, but for a whole team of people, a whole team of filmmakers, and the movie studio too.

He also compared his situation to opening Berkshire Hathaway on his own missteps.

“I couldn’t not connect to it. I mean, I see these two brilliant guys who are most proud, in a way, of their mistakes”

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