Another day, another wave of news about the Apple TV +! Shall we go to them?
To start with, Apple managed to attract yet another interesting production – with potential for prizes, to its domains. The Cupertino giant will co-produce “Sharper”starring the Oscar winner Julianne Moore (“Forever Alice”).
The film is a co-production of Apple with A24, darling studio of the moment behind “Moonlight”, “O Farol” and “Midsommar” – and that already has an agreement with Apple for the production of films.
The roadmap for “Sharper”, which follows a swindler climbing Manhattan’s social columns, was written by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka; it was being contested by several studios and production companies, but ended up being acquired by Apple / A24 after a “competitive situation” (in the words of Apple itself).
This is not Moore’s first partnership with Apple: the actress will star in the miniseries “Lisey’s Story”, written by Stephen King, which will debut on the company’s platform soon. As for “Sharper”, there is still no more information on cast, production or premiere date – but we’ll keep an eye out, of course.
Meanwhile, Apple announced that its original film “The Banker” is available free for all users, through the Apple TV app (even without an Apple TV + subscription) until the day June 30.
The initiative is part of the celebrations of Juneteenth, a public holiday (or special date, depending on the state) commemorating the liberation of slaves – on June 19, 1865, the state of Texas declared the emancipation from slavery, causing a chain reaction that made slavery illegal in the United States. confederate states.
The story dialogues with the narrative of “The Banker”, which follows two black U.S. businessmen who faced structural racism in American society in the 1960s. And, of course, Apple’s initiative to release the film also has to do with the anti-racist protests that have been going on in the U.S. (and elsewhere) in the world, as in Brazil).
Finally, leaving Apple TV + and entering Apple Podcasts, The deadline brought information about one of Apple’s first original audio productions.
According to the report, the actress Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”) will star in the podcast “The Harrowing”, a supernatural fiction narrative that will follow supernatural events on a remote island in Scotland. Froggatt will play a police officer who later narrates the events.
“The Harrowing” will have eight episodes, all written by Mark Healy, and will be co-produced by Storyglass, the podcast division of Fremantle. The program will arrive at Apple Podcasts this Thursday (6/25).
via MacRumors, Cult of Mac