By order of Searchlight Pictures, production of Being Mortal has been suspended by Deadline. The news came in the form of an official announcement letter to the film’s cast and crew following a previous three-day halt to production. Amazingly, it said the decision to apply the brakes came after an investigation into a still-mysterious complaint that warranted such drastic action.
“Late last week we became aware of a complaint and we took care of it immediately,” the letter reads. “After reviewing the circumstances, it has been decided that production cannot proceed at this time.”
The exact nature of the complaint has not yet been disclosed, but according to Deadline’s information, it has not been filed against Ansari, who has been specifically said to be working with Searchlight to find a way to move forward with production. The situation is also not related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Other than that, the details are still shrouded in mystery, but count on Looper to keep you updated on the possible developments in the situation.