Apple is coming into the movie world with a splash. On the Rocks, the tech big’s first unique characteristic movie, will reunite Oscar-winning director Sofia Coppola together with her Misplaced in Translation star Invoice Murray. Parks and Recreation‘s Rashida Jones may even star within the movie.
On the Rocks, which Coppola additionally wrote, is a couple of younger mom who tries to reconnect together with her rich father, Selection experiences. Manufacturing is scheduled to start in February with filming going down on location in New York Metropolis.
The upcoming movie is the primary challenge co-produced by Apple and A24, the studio behind Moonlight, Ex Machina, Room, Hereditary, and loads of different award-friendly options. The 2 introduced an ongoing partnership in 2018 that includes a “multiyear settlement” and a number of movie initiatives. Presently, it’s not clear if On the Rocks will probably be launched theatrically, or head straight to Apple’s upcoming streaming service, or some mixture of the 2.
On the Rocks would be the second time that Coppola, Murray, and Jones have labored collectively. The trio beforehand collaborated on A Very Murray Christmas, which hit Netflix in 2015. Coppola and Murray additionally labored collectively on 2003’s Misplaced in Translation, which nabbed Coppola three Academy Award nominations and a win for Greatest Authentic Screenplay, and scored Murray a Greatest Actor nod.
The characteristic marks one other huge push by Apple to interrupt into the aggressive leisure trade. In 2018, Apple acquired the rights to a nature documentary and an animated characteristic, signed a wide-ranging manufacturing cope with Oprah Winfrey that features each tv and movie initiatives, and commissioned numerous unique TV sequence. These embrace an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Basis novels and a drama a couple of morning information present that includes Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Jones’ The Workplace co-star Steve Carell.
Apple isn’t A24’s solely tech-friendly accomplice, both. The studio has offers with DirecTV and Amazon along with its non-exclusive Apple partnership. In 2013, A24 launched Coppola’s movie star crime-caper The Bling Ring.
Jones at present seems in TBS’ cop spoof Angie Tribeca and just lately lent her vocal abilities to the animated vacation hit The Grinch. Murray will subsequent seem in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch and the upcoming Zombieland sequel — if he’s not too busy chucking followers’ smartphones off of rooftops, that’s.