Bill Murray is said to have pulled out of the upcoming Wes Anderson movie asteroid city After contracting COVID-19, diverse This afternoon reports. The beloved actor (formerly?) allegedly left production after being diagnosed with the virus, not too long ago asteroid city Filming started… last September?!? Hmmm.
A source told the outlet that Murray was recast after contracting COVID-19, and that Steve Carell eventually replaced him while filming a Focus Features production in Spain.
Murray’s departure from asteroid city It’s amazing considering his long history of collaborating with Anderson; The two worked together RushmoreAnd the The Kingdom of Moonrise, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Aquatic Life with Steve Zissou, Royal Teenenbombs and more.
His exit also comes after Murray’s recent controversy from Aziz Ansari’s movie, being deadly. Production on the project was halted in April due to “inappropriate behavior” by Murray, whose interaction with a woman on set led to an official complaint and a studio investigation.
Murray shared his side of the incident during an April interview with CNBC, describing their interaction as a “difference of opinion.”
“I did something I thought was funny and it wasn’t taken that way,” Murray said. “The film studio wanted to do the right thing, so they wanted to check and investigate everything and so they stopped production.”
The sources said diverse that Murray being deadly The accident had “nothing to do” with his discharge from asteroid city.
While Murray reportedly did not film any scenes for asteroid city Before leaving the film, his comments from the BFI London Film Festival indicate otherwise, as noted by David Franklin Twitter.
More context: While checking French Dispatch At the festival in October 2021, Murray shared details of asteroid city, saying, “It’s the usual set of characters. We shoot it in Spain, about 45 minutes from Madrid. It’s fun there, we’re having a good time.” (Quotations per Daily Screen and Collider.)
So, what gives? If you ask us, something is rotten
Denmark Spain. Let’s review this again.
- First things first: According to these reports, Bill Murray is out asteroid city, which began filming in Spain in September 2021, due to COVID-19. This seems questionable, especially for a star of Murray’s caliber, and his longstanding working relationship with Anderson. Several A-list movie stars contracted COVID while filming during the pandemic, such as Robert Pattinson in Batman and Tom Cruise Mission: Impossible 7And they returned to the group after the quarantine. So why was Murray – not exactly a one-day player – forced out?
- Next up: If he’s already bounced from the movie for COVID reasons, why was he talking about being involved in the movie in October 2021 on the Film Festival circuit, declaring “We’re having a good time” on the site? It looks fishy.
- Next up: Why are we only now finding out about this, more than 10 months after the fact? Given the prominence of the coronavirus in our minds (and most of our bodies) over the past few years, it’s as if they could have made big headlines if a major movie star with 50 years of hilarious roles under his belt were asked to leave an iconic image due to coronavirus. And why do we find out about this from a “source” on Friday afternoon, which is a practice to obscure the bad news that is known in media circles as the “Friday News Mold”. (Want another very recent example of Friday news junk? Vince McMahon “retired” from WWE, which also happened this afternoon, just weeks after a slew of sexual assault allegations were made against the beleaguered wrestling director.)
It also appears that Mike Ryan of Uproxx found the ad… curious.
To use another aphorism, where there is smoke, there is fire. (There is also a reported history of a “fire” near Murray; to remember the infamous Lucy Liu fiasco of Charlie’s Angels group.) While we do not know the source of the fire so far However, it certainly looks like Bill Murray’s career is starting to heat up.
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