Production on director Aziz Ansari’s first feature film, Being Deadly, has reportedly been suspended after it sparked an investigation complaint.
Searchlight Pictures made the move after a complaint filed last week led to the investigation, Deadline reported Wednesday.
Sources said it was not clear why the complaint was made, but it was not filed against Ansari, 39, who also stars opposite Bill Murray, Seth Rogen and Keke Palmer in the film.
Production was reportedly suspended on director Aziz Ansari’s debut “Being Dead” after it sparked an investigation complaint; Pictured 2018
Rogen was also not involved in the complaint or investigation, Page Six reports, citing a source.
The comment has nothing to do with COVID-19.
The studio decided to halt production while re-evaluating next steps.
Insiders speaking with Deadline say the studio has been working with Ansari and his producing partner Yuri Henley to determine next steps.
Deadline learned of the suspension after a three-day production hiatus.
Cast: The movie also stars Seth Rogen and Bill Murray
Big Names: Keke Palmer stars in the movie written by Ansari
Searchlight Pictures made the film’s cast and crew aware of their decision to suspend production in a letter obtained by Deadline.
“Dear being Mortal Cast and Crew, we know you are all concerned about recent production delays and want to keep you updated. Late last week, we learned of a complaint, and immediately looked into it.
After reviewing the conditions, it was decided that production could not continue at this time. We are really grateful to all of you for everything you put into this project.
Adaptation: Aziz film adapted from the 2014 book by surgeon Atul Gawande
“Our hope is to resume production and we are working with Aziz and Yuri to find out the timing. Production will be in touch with you to share details about the cover, and we’ll let you know as soon as more information is available to share.” Scout Pictures.
Being Human is adapted from the 2014 book by surgeon Atul Gawande, Being Human: Medicine and What Ultimately Matters.
The film, written by Ansari, was scheduled for release in 2023 but it is unclear how the commentary will affect its release.
Regarding his personal life, Ansari announced his engagement to Serena Skov Campbell last year.
Unclear: The film, written by Ansari, was scheduled for release in 2023 but it is unclear how the commentary will affect its release.
Serena was first seen feeling snug with comedy at the US Open Tennis Championships in New York in September 2018.
In 2019, Ansari addressed the allegations of sexual misconduct made against him in 2018 in his special show on Netflix Now.
A woman claimed that he ignored verbal and nonverbal cues that she didn’t want to be physically with him at the end of the date they went on together.
He said: ‘I’m sure some of you are curious about this whole situation. It’s hard for me to answer because I’ve felt so many things in the past year or so.
There are times when I feel afraid. There are times when I feel insulted. There are times when I feel embarrassed. And in the end, I was appalled that this person felt that way,” he told the audience. “And after a year or so, I hope it’s a step forward.”
While the situation was difficult for him, he found positivity in it. And the way to get the men he knows to think about intimate situations, he said, will be fine in the end.
It moved things forward for me and made me think a lot. I hope to become a better person. And I always think of a conversation I had with one of my friends where he was like, “You know, man? This whole thing made me think of every date I’ve ever had.”
And I thought, “Wow. Well, that’s incredible. It didn’t make me alone, but other people are more thoughtful, and that’s a good thing.”
He concluded, “And that’s how I feel about it…I know this isn’t the funniest way to start a comedy show. But it’s important to me that you know how I feel about this whole thing before we share a night together.”