Production of Aziz Ansari’s debut film “Being Mortal” suspended by Searchlight Pictures


Searchlight Pictures has suspended production on Aziz Ansari’s debut film “Being Mortal,” which would also have featured the actor-comedian alongside Bill Murray and Seth Rogen.

The studio confirmed the production halt in a letter to the cast and crew. Searchlight cited a recent complaint for their decision, Variety reported.

”At the end of last week, we were informed of a complaint and we immediately looked into it. After reviewing the circumstances, it has been decided that production cannot continue at this time. We sincerely thank you for everything you have invested in this project. “Our hope is to resume production and (we) are working with Aziz and (producer Youree Henley) to determine that time. Production will be in touch with you to share packaging details, and we will let you know as soon as we have more information to share,” the letter read.

Variety quoted a source close to the production to say the complaint was not directed against the “Master of None” star, who is working with Henley to address the complaint and continue production.

Deadline first broke the news, stating that the official suspension came three days after the first production shutdown. The original report also states that the suspension is unrelated to COVID-19.

“Being Mortal” is based on Atul Gawande’s non-fiction book “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End”. Principal photography began in late March, and the film reportedly completed half of its scheduled production before shutting down. The film was slated for release in 2023.

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