Apple TV + continues to compile a catalog of original movies for its relatively new streaming service as it carves out its own niche in the streaming crowd. Today we take a first look at her new drama Palmer, in which pop megastar and sometimes actor Justin Timberlake appears as a convicted criminal trying to reform his life. The film comes from director Fisher Stevens, who is an icon of the 80s and has had a steady career in the entertainment industry ever since.
Originally from Apple Original Films, Palmer will premiere globally on Apple TV + shortly after the New Year. The release date is January 29, 2021. Today Apple TV + announced the trailer for the new film Palmer, which will be released along with the first poster.
Former high school soccer star Eddie Palmer (Justin Timberlake) went from hometown hero to convicted criminal and earned twelve years in a state prison. He returns to Louisiana, where he moves back in with Vivian (June Squibb), the grandmother who raised him. As Palmer tries to keep his head down and rebuild a quiet life, memories of his glory days and the suspicious eyes of his small township haunt him.
Things get more complicated when Vivian's hard-living neighbor Shelly (Juno Temple) disappears on a lengthy bend, leaving her precocious and unique 7-year-old son Sam (Ryder Allen), who is frequently subject to bullying, in Palmer's reluctant care. Over time, Palmer becomes drawn into a more hopeful world as he connects with Sam through their shared experience of feeling different from others.
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 Palmer's past soon threatens to tear this new life apart.
Apple TV + is home to award-winning Apple Originals of today's most resourceful storytellers. Apple TV + offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and can be viewed on all of your favorite screens.
When launched on November 1, 2019, Apple TV + was the first original streaming service to be rolled out worldwide. It has premiered more original hits and won more awards than any other streaming service. Apple Originals has received 136 nominations and 43 wins in just over a year, including Critics Choice Awards, Critics Choice Documentary Awards, Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards, a NAACP Image Award, a Peabody Award, and more.
Apple TV + is available in the Apple TV app for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, selected Samsung and LG Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices as well as on tv.apple.com for 4 $ 99 per month available 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 can enjoy Apple TV + for free for a limited time for one year. This special offer is valid three months after the first activation of the eligible device. *
Topics: Palmer, Apple TV +, Streaming
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