The queen of staying booked, Keke Palmer has secured another role in Being Mortal for Searchlight Pictures. She joins previously cast Bill Murray and Seth Rogen in what will serve as Aziz Ansari’s directorial debut.
Based on Atul Gawande’s non-fiction book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Ansari wrote the script and will also play a role in the movie.
The details for the actual film are being kept under the wraps, but the book explores the concepts of death and aging and how the medical profession tends to mishandle both. And Searchlight has previously described the project as being at the intersection of “insightful humor and pathos.
Palmer’s role in the new film is still not disclosed as is the case with her fellow co-stars.
Ansari and Youree Henley are producing with Taylor Friedman and Cameron Chidsey are overseeing for Searchlight.
Ahead of this project Palmer will next be seen in Jordan Peele’s latest horror thriller, Nope, which Universal opens July 22. She also voices a character in Pixar’s Lightyear, which opens June 17.