Ansari, who wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Netflix series, 'Master of None', will adapt the 2014 New York Times bestselling book 'Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End'.

The book, written by surgeon Atul Gawande, is about how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. It also examines aging, nursing homes, and hospice care.

Ansari wrote the script and will produce alongside Youree Henley. Additionally, Taylor Friedman and Cameron Chidsey will oversee the project for Searchlight. The film is slated for theatrical release in 2023.

Searchlight Presidents David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield said in a joint statement, "Aziz Ansari is an incredible talent and, with this script, he brings a singular combination of insightful humour and pathos. 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."

Ansari has won two Emmy Awards for his work with 'Master of None'. The show ran for three seasons to much acclaim. He recently released a new stand-up special on Netflix called 'Aziz Ansari: Nightclub Comedian'. His slow re-entry back into the mainstream stems from accusations of sexual misconduct in 2018, which saw him take a break from the spotlight.

Murray has recently featured in movies like 'The French Dispatch' and 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife'.

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