Bill Murray says he has spent the past two weeks thinking about little else besides the widely reported on-set dispute that halted production of his latest movie project.
On April 20, filming on Murray's upcoming film Being Mortal was suspended indefinitely after a complaint was reportedly filed against the 71-year-old actor, alleging "inappropriate behaviour".
In a letter sent to cast and crew, the studio Searchlight Pictures addressed the decision.
"Late last week, we were made aware of a complaint, and we immediately looked into it," the letter began, according to Deadline. "After reviewing the circumstances, it has been decided that production cannot continue at this time."
"We are truly grateful to all of you for everything you've put into this project," it continued.
"Our hope is to resume production and are working with Aziz [Ansari] and [producer] Youree [Henley] to figure out that timing.
"Production will be in touch with you to share details on the wrap, and we will let you know as soon as we have more information to share."
The film is based on Atul Gawande’s non-fiction book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, and is written by comedian Aziz Ansari, who is also directing and co-starring in the film alongside Seth Rogen and Keke Palmer.
Ansari and Rogen are reportedly not a part of the investigation.
On April 30, Murray spoke to CNBC, referencing a "difference of opinion" with an unnamed female co-worker.
Actor Bill Murray comments on the allegations of inappropriate behavior that led to production of the movie "Being Mortal" being halted: "I had a difference of opinion with a woman I'm working with ... I did something I thought was funny and it wasn't taken that way." pic.twitter.com/YSG6u0uMqe— CNBC (@CNBC) April 30, 2022