Actors Cherry Jones and Jason Segel have joined the cast of upcoming Apple TV+ original movie The Sky Is Everywhere. Jones (HBO’s Succession and Apple’s Defending Jacob) and Segel (The excellent Forgetting Sarah Marshall) will join relative newcomer Grace Kaufman.
The movie is an adaptation of a Jandy Nelson YA (young adult) novel. The plot follows an American high school girl mourning the death of her sister. She becomes romantically attached to her late sister’s fiancé and another young man newly arrived in town.
Apple acquired the rights to The Sky Is Everywhere in October 2019. It has teamed up with indie film studio A24 for the adaptation. The movie is being directed by Josephine Decker, who previously directed Madeline. Nelson is adapting her own novel into a script. No release date has yet been announced.
Apple TV+: An impressive slate of movies
Apple TV+ currently seems to be embracing original movies. So far, these have included the likes of the Samuel L. Jackson movie The Banker and Tom Hanks’ Greyhound, the latter of which proved particularly successful with viewers.
Other forthcoming Apple TV+ movies will include the Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds documentary by Werner Herzog, Jake Gyllenhaal in Snow Blind, Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, Antoine Fuqua’s Emancipation with Will Smith, and more. If it’s not careful, Apple’s going to have a pretty darn compelling roster of movies on its service.
Apple TV+ is available for $4.99 per month, or for free for one year if you buy a new iPad, iPhone, Mac or Apple TV. It will also make up part of bundle subscription service Apple One, which includes Apple TV+ as part of a collection of services for a knock-down price. It will make its debut later this fall.
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