Apple Lands On Film Starring Justin Timberlake; Orders A New Action-Thriller By Mark Boal

Apple is continuing to bulk up its catalog with the company announcing it has acquired the rights for a film starring Justin Timberlake and a new action-thriller written by Academy Award-winning producer and writer Mark Boal.

Directed by Fisher Stevens, from SK Global, Justin Timberlake will star in the original film, "Palmer." It follows a former college football phenomenon named Eddie Palmer 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.

Alongside Timberlake, “Palmer” stars Juno Temple, Academy Award nominee June Squibb, Alisha Wainright, and introduces Ryder Allen. The film is produced by Sidney Kimmel, John Penotti, Charlie Corwin, Daniel Nadler, and Academy Award-winning producer Charles B. Wessler. The film is executive produced by Terry Douglas, Jean-Luc De Fanti, Mark O’Connor, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, and Bruce Toll. The script for the film appeared on the 2016 Blacklist.

The new action-thriller, called "Echo 3,” on the other hand, will be produced by Apple and Keshet Studios. Set in South America, the 10-part series is the latest project to join a growing lineup of premium international series set to make their global debut on Apple TV+.

Here is how Apple describes the new series:
In “Echo 3”, Amber Chesborough, a brilliant young scientist, is the emotional center of a small American family. When she goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border, her brother and her husband – two men with deep military experience and complicated pasts – struggle to find her in a layered personal drama, set against the explosive backdrop of a secret war.
Mark Boal, the screenwriter behind hit movies like The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty will serve as the showrunner, alongside co-showrunner and executive producer Jason Horwitch.

“Echo 3” will be shot with English and Spanish dialogue, and is part of Apple TV+’s international lineup.

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