Bill Murray under investigation for ‘inappropriate behavior’ after film set shutdown

Filming of Bill Murray’s upcoming movie “Being Mortal” has been suspended after a complaint was reportedly filed specifically against the 71-year-old actor, alleging “inappropriate behavior.”

The complaint was filed last week and production was temporarily halted on Monday, according to Deadline.

On Thursday, however, the film was suspended indefinitely amid an investigation into the star’s behavior.

“After reviewing the circumstances, it has been decided that production cannot continue at this time,” Searchlight Pictures wrote in a letter issued to cast and crew. “We are truly grateful to all of you for everything you’ve put into this project.”

“Being Mortal” was written by comedian Aziz Ansari, who is also directing and co-starring in the film alongside Seth Rogen. Ansari and Rogen reportedly are not a part of the investigation.

The Post has reached out for comment from representatives for Murray, Ansari and Rogen.

Principal photography on the project began late last month.

Murray is one of America’s most beloved actors, but the star has a history of making enemies on the set of his films.

Murray has a history of making enemies on the set of his films.
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Back in 2000, Murray famously fell out with Lucy Liu while filming “Charlie’s Angels,” Liu claiming Murray made “inexcusable and unacceptable” comments to her on the set.

“Charlie’s Angel’s” co-star Drew Barrymore also addressed the incident last year, saying: “What really happened was Bill was just in a — you know, comedians can be a little dark sometimes — and he just came in in a bad mood. ”

Meanwhile, “Charlie’s Angels” director McG additionally claimed that Murray headbutted him on the set of the action flick.

Drew Barrymore, Bill Murray, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz in 2000's "Charlie's Angels."
Drew Barrymore, Bill Murray, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz in 2000’s “Charlie’s Angels.”
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“Square in the head,” McG told the Guardian in May 2009. “An inch later and my nose would have been obliterated.”

Murray vehemently denied the claim.

“That’s bulls–t! That’s complete crap!” he responded in an interview with the Times of London in October 2009. “I don’t know why he made that story up. He has a very active imagination.”

Richard Dreyfuss is pictured with Bill Murrary on the set of “What About Bob?” Dreyfuss described Murray as a “drunken bully.”

Elsewhere, Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss described Murrary as a “drunken bully” who threw an ashtray at his face when they worked together on the 1991 film “What About Bob?”

“He put his face next to me, nose-to-nose, and he screamed at the top of his lungs, ‘Everyone hates you! You are tolerated!’”Dreyfuss recalled of the incident in a Yahoo! interview in June 2019.

“There was no time to react because he leaned back and he took a modern glass-blown ashtray,’ he continued. “He threw it at my face from [only a couple feet away]. And it weighed about three-quarters of a pound. And he missed me. He tried to hit me. I got up and left.”

Murray infamously got into a physical altercation with comedian Chevy Chase on the set of “Saturday Night Live.” The pair are pictured on the set of the movie “Caddyshack” two years later.

Back in 1978, Murray infamously got into a physical altercation with comedian Chevy Chase on the set of “Saturday Night Live.”

According to the book “Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live,” it began with the two trading insults. Murray told Chase to go have sex with Jacqueline Carlin, Chase’s then-wife, while Chase childishly retorted that Murray’s face looked “like something Neil Armstrong landed on.”

It quickly escalated to a physical dustup witnessed by cast members Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and Gilda Radner.

Newman described the fight as “very sad and painful and awful” during a June 2021 appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.”

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