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Apple Lands Justin Timberlake Drama 'Palmer'

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Justin Timberlake attends The Hollywood Reporter 2017 Women In Entertainment Breakfast on Dec. 6, 2017 in Hollywood, Calif.

Juno Temple, June Squibb and Alisha Wainright also star.

Apple has picked up the Justin Timberlake-starring drama film Palmer.

In the movie, Timberlake plays Eddie Palmer, a former college football phenomenon 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.

Juno Temple, June Squibb and Alisha Wainright also star, along with newcomer Ryder Allen.

Fisher Stevens directed the movie from a script by Cheryl Guerriero, which appeared on the 2016 Black List.

SK Global, Rhea Films, Nadler No GMO Popcorn Co. and the Hercules Film Fund are behind the project, with Sidney Kimmel, John Penotti, Charlie Corwin, Daniel Nadler and Charles B. Wessler serving as producers. Robert Friedland, Terry Dougas, Jean-Luc De Fanti, Mark O’Connor, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis and Bruce Toll exec produced.

Palmer is the latest in a string of pick-ups for the tech giant, which recently acquired massive Cannes package Emancipation, starring Will Smith; Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon; and the Jake Gyllenhaal-fronted graphic novel adaptation Snow Blind. The streamer most recently debuted the once theater-bound Tom Hanks WWII feature Greyhound, which dropped on Apple TV+ last Friday.

CAA Media Finance and Endeavor Content brokered the deal.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.