‘I did something I thought was funny’: The Real Reason Bill Murray Left Asteroid City!

    Bill Murray's sudden absence from Wes Anderson's 'Asteroid City' sparked rumors, but new reports clarify the real cause and it's not what you'd expect!

    <p>Source: People</p>

    Source: People

    Bill Murray's 'Asteroid City' Absence: Unmasking the Drama Behind the Departure!

    The anticipated cinematic venture, "Asteroid City," has been a buzzed-about topic in Tinseltown. With a lineup of stars brighter than a night sky, the film was bound to be in the spotlight. Yet, amidst this constellation of stars, one significant absence raised eyebrows: Bill Murray. As reported by Variety, Murray’s exit wasn't due to professional feuds or controversies but rather an unforeseen health setback.

    Murray's Unexpected Exit: Not All is What It Seems

    Wes Anderson's works have often been graced by Murray’s presence, with him elevating movies like “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” and “The Royal Tenenbaums.” So, when news broke out that the actor wasn't part of the heaving cast of "Asteroid City" — which includes the likes of Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, Scarlett Johansson, and Steve Carell — fans were curious.

    Source: People

    However, a source revealed the unexpected twist. "Murray contracted COVID-19 shortly before the movie began shooting last September," leading to the recasting of his role. Before this unfortunate diagnosis, Murray hadn't shot any scenes.

    Whispers and Allegations: Murray Clears the Air

    Another narrative floated amidst the rumor mill after Searchlight Pictures halted production on Aziz Ansari’s “Being Mortal” due to an allegation against Murray. Addressing this, Bill Murray candidly shared with CNBC, “I did something I thought was funny and it wasn’t taken that way.” Despite this controversial pause, these allegations were confirmed to be unrelated to his absence from "Asteroid City."

    "Asteroid City": A Glimpse into the Enigmatic Venture

    The Anderson-Coppola creation, "Asteroid City", promises a tapestry of emotions set against the backdrop of a fictional American desert town circa 1955. Showcasing a Junior Stargazer convention, it's described as a "poetic meditation on the meaning of life", blending comedy, drama, romance, and much more.

    While the world might miss the magic of Murray in this film, the star-studded ensemble promises a cinematic experience like no other!

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