Bill Murray and Aziz Ansari are working on an as-yet-untitled comedy-drama for Searchlight Pictures – Ansari will direct.
Aziz Ansari will make his directorial debut in an upcoming comedy-drama for Searchlight Pictures. the master of nothing the actor will also star in the film with Bill Murray, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It doesn’t have a title yet, but we know it’s based on a non-fiction book. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Happens in the End by Atul Gawande, an American surgeon. It covers serious topics, such as end-of-life care and palliative care, and features personal stories from the author. From the sounds, it will make for a bittersweet movie.
Ansari doesn’t just star and direct, he also wrote the script and will produce alongside Youree Henley. For a first feature film, it has a lot to do. Henley has previously worked with both actors, producing Murray’s On the rocks in 2020 and the next Ansari special Nightclub comedian.
There’s no word yet on the plot or what characters the actors will be playing, but they’re both adept at balancing comedy and drama. The film that immediately comes to Murray’s mind is that of Sofia Coppola Lost in translation, which earned him an Oscar nomination. His other recent works include Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch and Ghostbusters: Afterlife – it will also be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Ansari has two Emmys for his writing on master of nothing, and also directed a few episodes for the Netflix show. Nightclub comedian will air on Netflix later this year.
More news on Searchlight’s new comedy-drama as we hear.
Thank you for your visit! If you would like to support our attempts to create a movie website without clickbaity:
Shop our Film Stories and Film Stories Junior print magazines here.
Become a patron here.