Apple TV + continues to curate a catalog of original movies for its fairly new streaming service, while taking its own niche among the streaming audience. Today we take a look at their new drama for the first time Palmer, starring pop megastar and sometimes actor Justin Timberlake as a convicted felon trying to reform his life. The film comes from director Fisher Stevens, a 1980s movie icon who has built a steady career in entertainment ever since.
Taken from Apple Original Films, Palmer will premiere worldwide on Apple TV + just after the new year, with a release date of January 29, 2021. Today Apple TV + unveiled the trailer for the new film Palmer, which arrives with the first poster.
Former high school soccer star Eddie Palmer (Justin Timberlake) went from the hero of the hometown to a convicted criminal and earned twelve years in a state prison. He returns to Louisiana, where he moves in with Vivian (June Squibb), the grandmother who raised him. As he tries to keep his head bowed and build a quiet life for himself, Palmer is haunted by memories of his glory days and the suspicious eyes of his small village community.
Things get more complicated when Vivian’s hard-living neighbor Shelly (Juno Temple) disappears for a long time, leaving her precocious and unique 7-year-old son Sam (Ryder Allen), often the target of bullying, in Palmer’s reluctant care. Over time, Palmer is drawn into a more hopeful world as he forges a bond with Sam through their shared experience of making those around them feel different.
Life improves for Palmer and a romance develops between him and Sam’s teacher Maggie (Alisha Wainwright). An inspiring and unexpected journey unfolds for the three of them, but soon Palmer’s past threatens to tear this new life apart.
Apple TV + is home to award-winning Apple Originals from today’s most imaginative storytellers. Apple TV + offers premium, immersive drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries and entertainment for kids and families, and is available to watch on all of your favorite screens.
Launched on November 1, 2019, Apple TV + became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, premiering more original hits and receiving more accolades faster than any other streaming service. Apple Originals have been honored with 136 awards nominations and 43 wins in just over a year, including Critics Choice Awards, Critics Choice Documentary Awards, Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards, an NAACP Image Award, a Peabody Award, and more.
Apple TV + is available in the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, and at tv.apple.com for $ 4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. The Apple TV app will be available on Sony and VIZIO smart TVs later this year. Customers who buy a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch will receive a free year of Apple TV + for a limited time. This special offer is valid for three months from the first activation of the qualifying device. *
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