Aziz Ansari to direct and co-star in a film with Bill Murray
February 22, 2022 Andrew Buss Aziz Ansari, Bill Murray, News
Aziz Ansari is stepping behind the camera (and also staying in front of it, too) for his next project.
Today, it was announced that the comedian will direct and co-star in a new film alongside Bill Murray. The untitled film, which will be for Searchlight, is based on the book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Specific details about the film’s plot, however, are still being kept under wraps. Ansari also wrote the script for the film.
“Aziz Ansari is an incredible talent and, with this script, he brings a singular combination of insightful humor and pathos,” said Searchlight Presidents David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield in a joint statement. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with him on his feature directorial debut which is long overdue, and of course working with the genius Bill Murray once again.”
This isn’t the first time they’ve worked together, either. Murray surprised audiences everywhere when he showed up as the Mayor of Pawnee on Parks and Recreation.