January 12, 2022
Apple Original Films has picked up The Beanie Bubble, a film from Imagine Entertainment, for Apple TV+.
Inspired by the story behind one of the biggest speculative crazes in American culture in the 1990s, the film pulls back the curtain on the absurdities and injustices of the American Dream — particularly the female relationship to it. It’s a celebration of the women who helped power Ty Warner’s success, whose strengths and good instincts shaped and amplified the phenomenon.
The film stars Emmy Award winner Zach Galifianakis (“Between Two Ferns,” “Baskets”), Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games,” Love and Mercy), Emmy and Critics Choice Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Sarah Snook (“Succession,” “Predestination”), and Geraldine Viswanathan (“Broken Hearts Gallery,” “Hala”).
Produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Karen Lunder, president of Imagine Features, The Beanie Bubble marks the first film order from an exclusive first-look deal between Apple and Imagine Entertainment for scripted films.
Apple is also partnered with Imagine Documentaries on a first-look deal for unscripted projects, including the previously announced Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong, as well as upcoming docuseries “The Supermodels.”