- Apple TV+ has acquired Justin Timberlake's drama 'Palmer.'
Apple TV+ has added Palmer starring Justin Timberlake to its original film slate. The film is directed by Fisher Stevens from SK Global.
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 movie also stars Juno Temple, Academy Award nominee June Squibb, Alisha Wainright, and introduces Ryder Allen.
The film joins the Apple’s slate of original films including 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 is written by Cheryl Guerriero and is produced by Sidney Kimmel, John Penotti, Charlie Corwin, Daniel Nadler, and Academy Award-winning producer Charles B. Wessler. An SK Global, Rhea Films, and Nadler No GMO Popcorn Co. project, in association with the Hercules Film Fund The film is executive produced by Terry Dougas, Jean-Luc De Fanti, Mark O’Connor, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis and Bruce Toll. The script for the film appeared on the 2016 Blacklist.