July 15, 2020
On the heels of the strong debut of Tom Hanks wartime Navy movie Greyhound, and landing top-shelf films Emancipation, Killers of the Flower Moon and Snow Blind, Apple is expanding its slate of original films with drama 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 (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. Palmer co-stars Juno Temple, Academy Award nominee June Squibb, Alisha Wainright, and introduces 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 young adult novel of the same name; and the upcoming feature On the Rocks from Sofia Coppola, starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones.