Bill Murray’s new film being shut down for an investigation into his alleged “inappropriate behavior” is taking on a darker tone amid a resurfaced on-set horror story that’s kept Hollywood whispering for decades.
Disney was allegedly forced to hire bodyguards to protect the cast and crew of 1991’s “What About Bob?” after the actor hurled a glass ashtray at co-star Richard Dreyfuss and threatened to “throw” the film’s female producer “across a parking lot.”
The bombshell accusation was dropped Thursday night by Dreyfuss’ son, Ben, just hours after Murray’s latest movie, “Being Mortal,” was suspended following a complaint about his conduct.
Despite his enduring status as a beloved Hollywood bad boy, Murray has repeatedly been accused of violently clashing with co-stars — from alleged head-butting to “inexcusable and unacceptable” language — on numerous sets stretching all the way back to the 1970s.
After this week’s new Murray mayhem, Ben, 35, took to Twitter to reveal that professional muscle had to be deployed to the Virginia set of the cult classic “What About Bob?” following Murray’s alleged violent outburst.
“Everyone walked off the production and flew back to LA and it only resumed after Disney hired some bodyguards to physically separate my dad and Bill Murray in between takes,” Ben claimed.