Another week, another wave of news about the Apple TV + – and today we have everything, including hiring a new talent and a new featurette.
Let’s take a look at what’s new, then?
The first news of the day is related to the series “Lisey’s Story”, based on the eponymous novel by Stephen King. According to deadline, the actor Dane DeHaan (“Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets”) was hired to play one of the main roles of the production, along with the protagonists Julianne Moore (“Forever Alice”) and Clive Owen (“Closer”).
DeHaan will play Jim Dooley, a huge fan of the work of the late writer Scott Landon (Owen) who is involved in publishing his unreleased material. The story, as we know, will take place in two seasons and will follow both Scott and Lisey (Moore), his wife, who, after her husband’s death, begins to discover long-buried secrets.
King will act as screenwriter for the series, which will be directed by the filmmaker Pablo Larraín (“Jackie”). The writer will also serve as executive producer with Moore. There is still no information about recordings or release date.
Featurette in “Truth Be Told”
Meanwhile, Apple released the first featurette in “Truth Be Told”, mystery series starring Octavia Spencer (“Crossed Stories”) and Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”). The video blends scenes from the production with statements from the crew and cast; check:
“Truth Be Told” will debut on Apple TV + on the 6th.
Co-producer of “The Banker” defend yourself
Finally, another chapter of the controversy involving the film “The Banker”, which had its debut indefinitely postponed by Apple after serious accusations directed at the co-producer (and son of one of the main characters in the film) Bernard Garrett Jr.
To deadline, Garrett Jr. pleaded not guilty to charges made by two of his sisters that he sexually harassed them both when they were children and he was 15 years old. The co-producer also stated that his father, Bernard Garrett Sr. (played in the film by Anthony Mackie), gave him the rights to adapt his story, not his sister Cynthia.
Garrett Jr.’s testimony can be read below in full:
My half sisters Cynthia and Sheila accused me of molesting them in the early 1970s, when I was a teenager of about 15 years old. It just never happened. Score. What happened was that I told my dad when I found out that their mother, Linda, was cheating on him, and they always blamed me for their separation. What happened was that Cynthia asked my father – twice – to give her the rights to make a film about his life story, and twice he denied it, preferring instead to hand over those rights to me and a friend. my. These charges against me are deeply humiliating and frustrating because I can never prove how false they are. I just hope people keep their minds open, and as much as I forgive my sisters and wish them no harm, I hope people are aware of who Cynthia is – and why she makes these accusations now – before to take her words as absolute truth. As for me, the best I can do is remove my name from the movie and leave the scene so as not to tarnish my father’s legacy, since honoring his legacy and what he stood for is what I always wanted to do.
Apple did not comment after Garrett Jr.’s statement, and it is not known whether withdrawing his name from the film’s credits will change anything in Apple’s decision to postpone the film’s premiere. We, of course, will be attentive.