Recent off their success with GREYHOUND, which Apple TV+ boasted led to a 30% spike in viewers new to the service this week, the premium streamer has acquired the rights for the Justin Timberlake drama PALMER. The movie, which is directed by Fisher Stevens, co-stars Juno Temple, June Squibb (who had a mysterious half within the latest PALM SPRINGS), Alisha Wainright, and younger Ryder Allen in his display screen debut.
In line with Deadline, “The film, written and govt produced by Cheryl Guerriero, whose script appeared on the 2016 Blacklist, follows a former faculty soccer phenomenon named Eddie Palmer (Timberlake) who, after a stint in jail, returns to his hometown to get his life again on monitor. There, he faces not solely lingering conflicts from his previous but in addition a way more shocking problem as he finds himself all of the sudden accountable for a singular younger boy who has been deserted by his wayward mom.”
It is no shock that Apple’s build up its premium slate, with them having lately paid a cool $120 million for the rights to the Will Smith/ Antoine Fuqua slave drama EMANCIPATION, plus their cope with Paramount for Martin Scorsese‘s KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, which is about to star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro (their first teaming since THIS BOY’S LIFE in 1993), Jake Gyllenhaal‘s SNOWBLIND and extra. Plus, they have Sofia Coppola‘s ON THE ROCKS with Bill Murray and Rashida Jones due out this yr. Yikes! It seems to be like so far as motion pictures go, Netflix could have a little bit of (pleasant?) competitors arising. Both method, as subscribers we win!