The movie’s production was put on hold by Searchlight Pictures in April when Murray was charged with “inappropriate behaviour.”
The movie, which marked Aziz Ansari’s directing debut, is based on the 2014 book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by surgeon Atul Gawande. Along with Murray, Palmer, and Seth Rogen, Ansari was slated to co-star in the movie and write it as well.
Who is Keke Palmer?
Lauren Keyana “Keke” Palmer is an American actress, singer, and television personality. Born on August 26, 1993, she was included on Time magazine’s list of most influential people in the world in 2019.
In 2004, Palmer gained her first film role in Barbershop 2: Back in Business, in which she played the niece of rapper and actress Queen Latifah. In 2005, she signed a record deal with Atlantic Records. The same year, she featured in the television film Knights of the South Bronx, as well as in the television series Second Time Around and ER.
The 28-year-old has received a Primetime Emmy Award, five NAACP Image Awards, and nominations for a Daytime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Palmer had her breakthrough starring in the drama film Akeelah and the Bee (2006). She released her debut studio album, So Uncool, in 2007.
She went on to become a prominent child actress with roles in Madea’s Family Reunion (2006), Jump In! (2007), The Longshots (2008) and Shrink (2009).
Palmer received recognition for her roles on Nickelodeon, such as portraying the title character in the sitcom True Jackson, VP (2008–2011), providing the voice of Aisha in the Nickelodeon revival of Winx Club (2011–2014), and headlining the television film Rags (2012).
Her mature roles began with the VH1 biographical film CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story (2013). She also later starred in the thriller film Animal (2014), the comedy horror series Scream Queens (2015–2016), the drama series Berlin Station (2017–2019), the slasher series Scream (2019), the crime drama film Hustlers (2019) and the science fiction horror film Nope (2022).
In 2021, she received a Primetime Emmy Award for her roles in the series “Turnt Up with the Taylors.” She also hosted the talk show Just Keke (2014) and co-hosted the talk show Strahan, Sara and Keke (2019–2020), the latter earning her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
In 2020, she hosted the MTV Video Music Awards, becoming the first woman of color to host the event.
Palmer has struggled with anxiety and depression. In 2019, she shared on Twitter that she had an abortion. The following year, she announced she has been dealing with polycystic ovary syndrome her entire life.