Entertainment Movies Bill Murray Accused of Inappropriate Behavior on 'Being Mortal' Set, Production Suspended: Reports "Late last week, we were made aware of a complaint, and we immediately looked into it," Searchlight Pictures reportedly stated in an email to the cast and crew of Being Mortal By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 21, 2022 08:29 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Bill Murray has reportedly been accused of inappropriate behavior on the set of Aziz Ansari's upcoming film Being Mortal. The Golden Globe winner, 71, was named last week in a complaint, which Searchlight Pictures is investigating after suspending production on the film, according to Deadline and Variety. The nature of the complaint and whether Murray will return to the project is not clear. Reps for Murray and Ansari did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's requests for comment. Searchlight has said they do not comment on investigations. Drew Barrymore Praises Lucy Liu's 'Strength' in Standing Up to Bill Murray on Charlie's Angels The studio reportedly halted production Monday before suspending work on the film Wednesday, detailing the decision in an email to the cast and crew, which was obtained by the outlets. Bill Murray. Samir Hussein/WireImage "We know you are all concerned about the recent delays in production and want to give you an update," the letter began, according to Deadline. "Late last week, we were made aware of a complaint, and we immediately looked into it. After reviewing the circumstances, it has been decided that production cannot continue at this time." Stephane Cardinale/Corbis/Getty. "We are truly grateful to all of you for everything you've put into this project. Our hope is to resume production and are working with Aziz 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 email concluded. For more on Bill Murray, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. Ansari, 39, who was reportedly not part of the complaint, is set to make his directorial debut alongside his producing partner Henley with the film, which the Parks and Recreation actor also writes and stars in. The cast also includes Seth Rogen and Keke Palmer. The film is based on Atul Gawande's 2014 book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, which explores hospice and end-of-life care. Principal photography began on March 28. RELATED VIDEO: Lucy Liu Recalls Standing Up to Bill Murray After Feeling 'Attacked' on Charlie's Angels Set Murray was previously accused of misconduct by his Charlie's Angels costar Lucy Liu, who recalled him berating her on the set of the 2000 movie after she and costars reworked one scene during a rehearsal for which he was not present. "Some of the language was inexcusable and unacceptable, and I was not going to just sit there and take it. So, yes, I stood up for myself, and I don't regret it," Liu, 53, said last year on the Los Angeles Times' Asian Enough podcast. "Because no matter how low on the totem pole you may be or wherever you came from, there's no need to condescend or to put other people down. And I would not stand down, and nor should I have."