Date: 25th March 2022
Seth Rogen has joined the cast of Being Mortal, Aziz Ansari’s comedy-drama and feature directorial debut for Searchlight Pictures.
Rogen’s character is currently unknown, but the actor will join Bill Murray and Aziz Ansari, who also wrote the script and is producing the film alongside Youree Henley. The film will be based on the Atul Gawande non-fiction book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. The book deals with topics including end-of-life care and how medicine has changed over time.
Ansari also wrote the script for Being Mortal and is producing with Youree Henley. Henley worked with Murray as a producer on the actor’s 2020 outing On the Rocks and with Ansari on the comedian’s upcoming special, Nightclub Comedian. Taylor Friedman and Cameron Chidsey are overseeing the project for Searchlight Pictures.
Rogen can currently be seen in Hulu’s highly acclaimed “Pam & Tommy” starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan. He recently starred in HBO Max’s An American Pickle and in Long Shot alongside Charlize Theron for Lionsgate. Rogen was nominated for two Primetime Emmy awards for Outstanding Drama Series for Amazon Prime’s “The Boys” and for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for “Da Ali G Show”. He will next be seen in Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans alongside Michelle Williams for Universal Pictures.
Principal photography will start this April, with Searchlight Pictures set to release the film theatrically in 2023.
Source: Press Release