Bill Murray Movie Tossed In The Trash After Disturbing Allegations

Bill Murray was set to star in Aziz Ansari’s upcoming film, Being Mortal, but the movie has been scrapped following sexual misconduct accusations against Murray.

By Britta DeVore | Updated

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Aziz Ansari’s feature film directorial debut, Being Mortal, has seemingly met its very mortal end following the ongoing complaints against its star Bill Murray, which stem from sexual misconduct allegations that were brought forth by a member of the film’s crew. According to Puck, the film was dropped by its home studio, Searchlight, after production came to a screeching halt last year. Hoping to pass his project on to another studio, it sounds as though Ansari has come up short, meaning Being Mortal is dead in the water.

Even if Ansari was able to find a new home to launch Being Mortal from, it would be a while until audiences would see the film, as its leading cast, Keke Palmer, Seth Rogen, and Bill Murray, have all moved on to other projects. And then there’s the sticky situation as to whether Ansari would want to keep Murray attached to the title after the disturbing allegations were brought to light. According to disgusted fellow star Palmer, the movie would need to undergo some major changes if Murray’s part was cut.

To refresh your memory, Bill Murray was called out last year by a female crew member who claimed that the St. Vincent actor kissed and straddled her. While Murray came clean and said that the disgusting situation did happen, he explained it away by saying that it was meant as a joke. Murray and the crew member were able to settle the lawsuit outside of a courtroom, with the celebrated actor paying the victim somewhere around $100,000. 

This isn’t the first time that Bill Murray has been in steaming hot water for how he’s conducted himself on the stages and sets of Hollywood. While he’s been a beloved name in the comedy world for several decades, many other stars have stepped forward to share stories about their terrible and tumultuous time working alongside him. There’s the now more than 20-year-old feud between Murray and his Charlie’s Angels costar Lucy Liu with other notable names like A League of Their Own and Thelma & Louise star Geena Davis recently sharing the traumatizing occurrences that happened with Murray while the duo filmed 1990’s Quick Change.

Even comedic genius and Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Seth Green had his own story of mistreatment and abuse at the hands of Bill Murray when the actor shared a less-than-savory experience on Good Mythical Morning. Reminiscing on what should have been a happy child-acting memory, Green says that while appearing on a bit for Saturday Night Live when he was just 9 years old, Murray picked him up and dangled him over a trash can. Adding to his allegations, Green said that the comedian went berserk after seeing Green sitting on the arm of a couch.

While Bill Murray’s involvement with Being Mortal may have slowed down the lives of Ansari, Palmer, and Rogen, Murray’s career isn’t pushing the brakes in the slightest. The actor recently appeared in a small part in Marvel’s latest feature Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and while we may not spot him in any other MCU films, we can expect him to have more projects on his radar soon. But with the public’s opinion now shifting on a once beloved comedic legend and many actors stepping forward to share their disdain for the man, Murray’s time in Hollywood may be ticking.