Apple acquires Timberlake’s Palmer movie

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On the heels of the debut of Tom Hanks’ Greyhound, Apple is expanding its slate of original films with Palmer, starring Justin Timberlake and directed by Fisher Stevens, from SK Global.

Written by Cheryl Guerriero, Palmer follows a former college football phenomenon named Eddie Palmer (played by Timberlake) who, after a stint in prison, returns to his hometown to get his life back on track. There, he faces not only lingering conflicts from his past but also a much more surprising challenge as he finds himself suddenly in charge of a unique young boy who has been abandoned by his wayward mother. The film also stars Juno Temple, June Squibb, Alisha Wainright and Ryder Allen.

Palmer joins Apple original films including the recently announced Snow Blind, with Jake Gyllenhaal attached to star; Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming Killers of the Flower Moon, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro; Emancipation, from director Antoine Fuqua and starring and produced by Academy Award nominee Will Smith; Sharper, a new film from Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, starring and produced by Academy Award winner Julianne Moore; The Sky is Everywhere, based on the best-selling YA novel of the same name; and the upcoming feature On the Rocks from Sofia Coppola, starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones.

Palmer will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on a date TBC.


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